Professor, Faculty of Arts and Design & Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra

Richard Hu is an urban designer and planner. His research cuts across urban design, urban science, and urban policy to investigate important contemporary issues concerning global cities, urban competitiveness, and sustainable development. His research has been funded by the three tiers of Australian governments, the business sector and international agencies to inform planning and policy making for sustainable and competitive cities and regions in an environment of increasing uncertainty and change.

His recent projects include “Australian knowledge cities”, “sustainability and competitiveness of Australian cities”, “migration and global cities”, “designing global Sydney”, and “the making of global Shanghai”.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Canberra


    The University of Sydney, PhD in Architecture

Professional Memberships

  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • American Planning Association

Research Areas

  • History And Theory Of The Built Environment (Excl. Architecture) (120502)
  • Urban Analysis And Development (120507)
  • Urban Design (120508)
  • Urban Policy (160514)