Hong Wu

IEE Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture

Research Summary

Hong Wu is a co-chair of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture’s Geospatial and Digital Analytics Track, a co-chair of Penn State’s University Water Council, and the Director of the Penn State Stormwater Living Lab. She specializes in urban sustainability, watershed stewardship, green stormwater infrastructure, and landscape performance. She has investigated the effectiveness of stormwater best management practices and alternative urban development patterns for conserving stream ecosystem health in the context of urbanization and climate change, and her current research projects focus on investigating the environmental, social, and economic aspects of green stormwater infrastructure.

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Projects

Recent Publications

Exploring a Just and Diverse Urban Forests’ Capacity for Mitigating Future Mean Radiant Temperatures

Flohr, T., Garcia, L., Figueiredo, C., Heris, M., Hoffman, M., Lindeman, J., Wu, H. & Richardson, L., 2024, In: Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2024, 9, p. 302-313 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Sustainability outcomes and policy implications: Evaluating China’s “old urban neighborhood renewal” experiment

Wang, R., Wu, H., Chiles, R. & Yang, Y., Apr 2024, In: PloS one. 19, 4 April, e0301380.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Special issue on Chinese gardens and landscapes

Henderson, R. & Wu, H., 2023, In: Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. 43, 4, p. 251-253 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Comparing Vegetation and Substrate Performances on Nutrient Removal and Biomass Establishment Using a Natural Swimming Pool Experiment

Hoffman, M. C., Berghage, R. & Wu, H., Dec 2023, In: HortTechnology. 33, 6, p. 499-511 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Rhodium-SWMM: An open-source tool for green infrastructure placement under deep uncertainty

Tebyanian, N., Fischbach, J., Lempert, R., Knopman, D., Wu, H., Iulo, L. & Keller, K., May 2023, In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 163, 105671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Exploring 1800 years of ecosystem services from West Lake, Hangzhou, China

Wang, X., Wu, H., Gorenflo, L. J. & Wu, C., 2023, In: Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. 43, 4, p. 279-297 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Identifying Sweet Spots for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Implementation: A Case Study in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Yavari Bajehbaj, R., Wu, H., Grady, C., Brent, D., Clark, S. E., Cibin, R., Duncan, J. M., Kumar Chaudhary, A. & McPhillips, L. E., Aug 1 2023, In: Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. 9, 3, 05023004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Uncertainty Considerations in Green Infrastructure Optimization: A Review

Tebyanian, N., Wu, H., Iulo, L. & Keller, K., 2022, In: Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture. 2022, 7, p. 549-560 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Ecosystem Benefits Provision of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Chinese Sponge Cities

Wang, R., Wu, H. & Chiles, R., Mar 2022, In: Environmental Management. 69, 3, p. 558-575 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Willingness to pay for ecosystem benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in Chinese sponge cities

Wang, R., Brent, D. & Wu, H., Oct 15 2022, In: Journal of Cleaner Production. 371, 133462.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Public and manager perceptions about prescribed fire in the Mid-Atlantic, United States

Wu, H., Miller, Z. D., Wang, R., Zipp, K. Y., Newman, P., Shr, Y. H., Dems, C. L., Taylor, A., Kaye, M. W. & Smithwick, E. A. H., Nov 15 2022, In: Journal of Environmental Management. 322, 116100.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Interweaving Computational and Tacit Knowledge to Design Nature-Based Play Networks in Underserved Communities

Zhang, Y., Tamminga, K. & Wu, H., Mar 2022, In: Land. 11, 3, 350.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Informing environmental flow planning through landscape evolution modeling in heavily modified urban rivers in china

Wu, M., Wu, H., Warner, A. T., Li, H. & Liu, Z., Nov 1 2021, In: Water (Switzerland). 13, 22, 3244.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Nurturing nature in a mega-city: a decadal assessment of the Beijing Olympic Forest Park

Wu, H., Yang, Y. & Hu, J., Jun 2021, In: Socio-Ecological Practice Research. 3, 2, p. 91-108 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Audio-visual interactions enhance soundscape perception in China's protected areas

Xu, X. & Wu, H., Jun 2021, In: Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 61, 127090.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review