ChengHe Guan is an Assistant Professor of Urban Design at New York University Shanghai. He also served as an Associate Research Fellow at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He taught an urban design studio, a research seminar on spatial analysis, and a lecture course on urban design and spatial formation at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard College from 2015-2018. Dr. Guan is a consultant for the PEAK Urban program at COMPAS, University of Oxford and the World Bank urban development sector. 


He received his doctoral degree from the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His recent publications including using cellular automata models to investigate network of cities and towns.

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 Should big cities grow? Scenario-based cellular automata urban growth modeling and policy applications ChengHe Guan and Peter G Rowe

 In pursuit of a well-balanced network of cities and town: a case study of the Changjiang Delta Region in China ChengHe Guan and Peter G Rowe

 Heat Island Effect in Shanghai derived from a super fine-scale microclimatic approach Jialin Liu, Fangyan Cheng, Chenghe Guan, Weiwen Ji


       The anticipation and location variation effects of metro lines on housing prices – A case study of the Q-line extension in New York City.

         This paper studies the Q-line extension in New York City using housing transaction data from 2014 to 2019, with spatial autocorrelation-corrected hedonic pricing models. We investigate multiple metro station catchment areas to capture spatial variation of housing price dynamics. The results indicate price discounts, which vary by occupancy type and building form, in close proximity to stations post operation. After controlling for location variation, we observe price premiums on the westside and price discounts on the eastside post construction. The anticipation effect varies by distance to metro extension stations, both before and after the operation of metro line extension. We discuss the disruption of metro construction on housing market and suggest that the anticipation effect should be accounted for metro line extension.


 Evaluations on the urban green ecosystem’s stability along rural-urban gradients by using deep-learning techniques Jialin Liu, Fangyan Cheng, Chenghe Guan