This research aims to provide urban planning and design policy recommendations using urban big data and spatial computation.
ChengHe Guan is a PEAK Urban researcher at COMPAS, University of Oxford. He taught at Harvard College and Harvard Graduate School of Design for the last two years and was a Research Fellow at the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Guan’s research interest is on urban form and spatial transformation. He uses quantitative research methods, urban growth modeling, and spatial statistics to study the changing urban geographical processes and urban migration policies that shape cities, towns, and landscape. His expertise in GIS application and spatial analysis covers multidisciplinary topics including urban design, urban geography, and regional landscape planning. Dr. Guan is a consultant for the World Bank urban development sector and a registered Architect in California. He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.