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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 important contemporary issues concerning design excellence, global cities, urban competitiveness and sustainability, and place-based innovation in an environment of increasing uncertainty and change.


Richard’s latest projects include “Designing the Global City”, “Global Shanghai”, “Relational Global Cities”, “Smart Work and Smart Cities”, and “Knowledge Cities in Australia”. 

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Projects 2012 2017

Research Output 2006 2019

Planning a Global Knowledge City: Experience from Melbourne, Australia

TULI, S., HU, R. & DARE, L., 2019, In : International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development. 10, 1, p. 26-42 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Strategic plan

Designing the Global City: Design Excellence, Competitions and the Remaking of Central Sydney

Freestone, R., Davison, G. & HU, R., 12 Dec 2018, Palgrave Macmillan. 353 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

New Creatives Are Remaking Canberra’s City Centre, But at a Social Cost

HU, R. & TULI, S., 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

The Impacts of Mandatory Design Competitions on Urban Design Quality in Sydney, Australia

Davison, G., Freestone, R., HU, R. & Baker, S., 4 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Urban Design. 23, 2, p. 257-277 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

urban design
planning process
decision making

Xiong’an, Xi Jinping’s New City Making Machine Turned on

HU, R., 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution