Richard Hu

Job Title: Professor Institutional affiliation: University of Canberra

Richard Hu is an award-winning urban planner (Australia and US registered) with a wide range of professional experiences in urban design, planning, and property development and management in multi-national contexts. He is currently a professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. His research integrates economy, technology, and space to investigate historical and contemporary urban transformations and challenges, with a focus on the Asia Pacific area. He is a Council Member of the International Planning History Society, and is responsible for its E-communications.


Hu, R. The Shenzhen Phenomenon: From Fishing Village to Global Knowledge City. London and New York: Routledge, 2020.

Hu, R., and W. Chen. Global Shanghai Remade: The Rise of Pudong New Area. London and New York: Routledge, 2019.

Hu, R. “Urban Design Plans for Downtown San Francisco: A Paradigm Shift?” Journal of Urban Design 16, no. 4 (2013): 517-533.

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