ChengHe Guan


Can urban design strategies promote sustainable urban future?

Lab of Urban Science, Spatial Computation and Data Analytics (LUCA) in Shanghai is a research based design consulting lab in collaboration with City Builder Design.



Faculty Advisory Board

Micheal Keith, Oxford

Michael Keith is Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at the (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, co-ordinator of Urban Transformations (The ESRC portfolio of investments and research on cities), co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities and the Director of the PEAK Urban Research programme.


Rahul Mehrotra, Harvard

Rahul Mehrotra is Professor of Urban Design and Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator. His Mumbai-based firm, RMA Architects,(www. was founded in 1990 and has designed and executed projects including government and private institutions, corporate workplaces, private homes, and unsolicited projects driven by the firm’s commitment to advocacy in the city of Mumbai. 


Maria Montoya, NYU Shanghai

Maria Montoya is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at NYU Shanghai. As Dean, she is responsible for academic affair