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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 recent books are:

Richard Hu and Weijie Chen (with foreword by Saskia Sassen) (2019) Global Shanghai Remade: The Rise of Pudong New Area, Routledge.

Edward J. Blakely and Richard Hu (with foreword by Peter Newman) (2019) Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy, Palgrave Macmillan.

Robert Freestone, Gethin Davison, and Richard Hu (2019) Designing the Global City: Design Excellence, Competitions and the Remaking of Central Sydney, Palgrave Macmillan.

Richard's books in progress include: 

The Shenzhen Phenomenon: From Fishing Village to Global Knowledge City (Routledge, 2020)

Smart Design for Collaborative Spaces (Routledge, 2020)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

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Projects 2012 2018

Place Audits in Canberra City Centre

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Global cities: Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney

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The Making of Global Shanghai

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Smart Work in the ACT and Region

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Research Output 2006 2019

Crafting Innovative Places for Australia’s Knowledge Economy

Blakely, E. J. & HU, R., 2019, Palgrave Macmillan. 255 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

knowledge economy

Knowledge economy and migrant knowledge workers in the global city: A case study of Melbourne, Australia

TULI, S. & HU, R., 2019, In : Australian Planner. p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

world city
knowledge economy

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

representative democracy

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