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Professor Richard Hu, RPIA AICP

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Smart Design:
Disruption, Crisis, and the Reshaping of Urban Spaces


The Shenzhen Phenomenon: From Fishing Village to Global Knowledge City


Global Shanghai Remade: The Rise of Pudong New Area


Smart Design: Economy, Technology, and Space

We live in a smart age, largely driven by the rise of a globalised knowledge economy and the latest information technological advancement. 

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The ‘New Normal’ Chinese City

China is pursuing a new normal to characterise, define, and develop a new-type urbanisation. Emerging from the turn of the century, this new normal discourse has sped up and established in the 2010s.

About Me

Richard Hu is an urban designer and planner (Australia and US registered) with a wide range of professional experiences in design, planning, and property development and management in multi-national contexts. He is currently a professor at Canberra Business School and Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, Australia. Based in the Globalisation and Cities Research Program headed by him, his research cuts across urban design, urban science, and urban policy to investigate contemporary urban issues of design excellence, global cities, urban competitiveness and sustainability, and place-based innovation, with a focus on the Asia Pacific area.


Contact Me


Canberra Australia

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