Habitat Unit

Doctoral Candidate

Huang Huang

Huang Huang


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Curriculum Vitae

Huang Huang has been a Doctoral Candidate at the Habitat Unit since November 2014. She studied Landscape Architecture for five years and continued her study in Urban Planning for three years in Tongji University, Shanghai. After 3 years work in a design and planning research institute, Huang commenced her doctoral study in urban planning and focused on post-rural urbanisation in China at the TU Berlin.

Huang Huang’s research focuses on urban sociology, rural urbanisation, urban-rural development, rural landscape and waterfront landscape. Supported by a doctoral scholarship from the TU Berlin, she is currently immersed in a study of rural development within the current urbanization processes in China, which will analyze exploratory rural practices in China with a critical perspective through an in-depth case study. The project follows on from her previous study on rural challenges in China, which started in 2008 and addressed the subject of intensive development in rural China as supported by national funding.


Since 2014
Doctoral Candidate, TU Berlin
(Working Title) Post Rural Urbanization in China: Rural for Habitat not for Profit. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz).

2008 – 2011
Master of Engineering in Urban Planning (M. E.), CAUP Tongji University Shanghai. (Thesis)The Study of Characteristics and Planning Strategies of   Intensive Distribution of Rural Settlements in China’s Urbanization Process. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Guiqing Yang).

2003 – 2008
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (B. Sc.), CAUP, Tongji University Shanghai.

Employment History+

Since 2014
Engineer and Researcher
Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute, Shanghai

2011 – 2013
Assistant Engineer
GZPI Shanghai Branch, Shanghai


Book contributions

(2011) Chapter 3. Technical Training Course of Chinese Rural Settlement Planning.

(2011) Chapter 4. Rural China: Report on Chinese Rural Settlements 2010.


Other articles and publications

with M. Awialie Akaateba (2017) Exploratory Practices for Post-Rural Urbanisation in China - Processes, Actors, and Performance. Trialog 122.

(2013) Large Scale Water Front Space Design in Mountain Cities: Case of Xiang Jiang River, Zunyi. Urban Construct Theory, Vol. 4.

with Yang Guiqing (2011) Typical Settlements Survey and Intensive Layout Evaluation of Rural China. Urban and Rural Planning Review, Vol.2 .

with Yang Guiqing (2011) Analysis on Multiple Models and Social Integration in the Process of Relocating Local Residents in Urban Renewal Projects: Case of Yangpu District, Shanghai. Shanghai Urban Planning Review.

with Yang Guiqing (2010) The Study Progress and Thinking of Evaluation Index and Methods of Intensive Spatial Planning of Rural Settlements in China. Shanghai Urban Planning Review.

with LI Fengqing (2010) China’s Aged Society and Planning Countermeasures. Modern Urban Research.

(2009) Protection and Reuse Methods for Industrial Heritage, Case of Xianyou Island, Soul, South Korea. Chinese and Overseas Architecture.


Conference Papers

(2013) The 'Three-old' policy of Community Renewal in China, Cases in the Pearl River Delta Region. The 49th ISOCARP Congress, Peer-reviewed & Forum Speaker, Brisbane, Australia (with LI Fengqing).

(2010) Multiple Models and Social Integration in the Process of Relocating Local Residents: Case of Yangpu District, Shanghai. China-France International Forum of Affordable Housing and Urban Sustainable Development, Forum Speaker (with Yang Guiqing).

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships+

TU Berlin Scholarship
awarded to support PhD. research 

Level A Scholarship for Graduate Student
awarded to support research at CAUP 

Grand Prize of Bao Steel Outstanding Student
awarded to support undergraduate study 

First Prize Scholarship of Outstanding Student
awarded to support undergraduate study

Second Prize Scholarship of Chinese Oversea
awarded to support undergraduate study 

Second Prize Scholarship of Outstanding student
awarded to support undergraduate study

Other Projects+

UK-CAUP Tongji Joint Design Course
International Summer School, 2010

Busan International Architectural Design Workshop
International Workshop, 2006