LIU Chang

Assistant Professor


Research Fields

Community Regeneration, Rural Planning, Public Cultural Space


Education Background

Ph.D.  Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong, 2019

M.Sc.  Urban Planning, Columbia University, 2015

B.Eng.  Landscape Architecture, Tongji University, 2013


Work Experience

Assistant Professor, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, 2023 – present

Post-doc Researcher, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, 2020-2023

Senior Research Assistant, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong, 2019-2020

Teaching Assistant, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, 2014-2015

Research Assistant, UN-Habitat (New York), 2014


Research Projects

National Natural Science Foundation, (PI), "Research on the Multi-objective Optimization Design of New Public Cultural Space in Rural Areas in Yangtze River Delta Region", 2024-2026

Sichuan Provincial Key Social Science Research Center, Key Project, (PI), "Research on Environmental Recovery Design of Health Care Accommodation in Rural Area", 2023-2025

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, General Project, (PI), “The Exploration for Digitalized Design Method and Construction Strategy of Community Public Space,” 2021-2023

Shanghai Postdoctoral Incentive Program, (PI), “Research on Design-enabled Smart Communities to Improve Risk Governance Capabilities in the Post-epidemic Era,” 2020-2022

Shanghai Pujiang Program, (PI), “Research on the Development of Cultural and Creative Industries under the Background of AI,” 2020-2022

Tongji University Innovative Design and Intelligent Manufacturing Group, Fundamental Research Project, (PI), “Smart Classroom Research based on ESD Theory,”2022-2023

Scheme and Strategic Public Policy Research Funding (SPPR), (co-I) “Collaborative Spatial Development Under the Background of One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative,” 2017-2019

China Ministry of Education Funding, (co-I), “Big Data Analysis on Traditional Cultural Industry and Regional Development,” 2016-2017

NYC Department of City Planning, (participant) “East Harlem Rezoning,” 2014-2015

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, (participant), “Mumbai’s Eastern Waterfront Redevelopment,” 2014-2015

Brazilian Public Housing Program of Minha Casa Minha Vida, (participant), “Rio das Pedras Community Upgrading Planning”, 2013-2014



World Design Cities Conference Theme Exhibition, (assistant curator), “NICE Commune: Embedded, Sensible and Interactive” 2023

World Design Cities Conference Theme Exhibition, (assistant curator), “People · People, People · Nature,” 2022

Student Exhibition of Shanghai Summer School, (curator), “Shaping the Community of the Future through a Sustainable Campus,” 2022

Honors and Awards

Shanghai Higher Education Excellent Teaching Achievement Award, (second prize), 2022

Shanghai Flower Festival Forest Art, (second prize), 2022

Shanghai Postdoctoral Incentive Program, 2020

Shanghai Pujiang Program, 2020

Cultural Studies Association, Randy Martin Prize, 2019

Student Delegation of Chicago Forum on Global Cities, 2018

Student Representative of Regional Studies Association, 2017

Reaching Out Award of the University of Hong Kong, 2016






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