Dr. Hongmei Lu

Vening Meineszgebouw A
Princetonlaan 8a
Kamer 6.70
3584 CB Utrecht

Dr. Hongmei Lu

Spatial Planning

Dr. Hongmei Lu is a researcher in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University. Hongmei's research is interdisciplinary, at the intersection of planning, environmental policy, and the built environment. Her theoretical focus includes policy process theories, policy entrepreneurship, public administration, and street-level bureaucracy. Her empirical research topics cover different aspects of the built environment, such as green infrastructure, stormwater management, and local food systems. 


Research interests:

--Environmental policy and administration

--Collaborative governance

--Social media and big data

--Green infrastructure & sustainability


Issue Topics:

Green-Food-Water-Waste nexus 



Survey design             


Social media/panel data analysis 


Qualitative research methods



2021  Nominee for 2021 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

2020  Dean’s Award of Outstanding Scholarship, Michigan Technological University

2020  Finishing Fellowship for Ph.D. Degree, Michigan Technological University