Dr Kai Gu PhD

 

Honorary Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Dr Kai Gu is a member of the Urban Morphology Research Group in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Qualifications

BEng, University of Zhengzhou

MArch, South China University of Technology

PhD, University of Waterloo

Research

Research interests

  • Urban morphology and urban design
  • Methods of characterising and managing the urban landscape
  • Urban planning and design of Chinese cities

Publications

Whitehand, J. W. R., Gu, K. and Whitehand, S. M. (2011) 'Fringe belts and socio-economic change in China', Environment and Planning B, 38(1), 41-60.

Whitehand, J. W. R., Gu, K., Whitehand, S. M. and Zhang, J. (2011) 'Urban morphology and conservation in China', Cities, 28(2), 171-185.

Gu, K. (2010) ‘Urban morphological regions and urban landscape management: the case of central Auckland, New Zealand’, Urban Design International, 15(3), 148-164.

Gu, K. (2010) ‘Exploring the fringe-belt concept in Auckland: an urban morphological idea and planning practice’, New Zealand Geographer, 66(1), 44-60.

Tian, Y. and Gu, K. (eds) (2010) Urban Morphology: Theory and Practice, Guangzhou: South China University of Technology Press, 279 pp. (in Chinese).

Chen, F. and Gu, K. (2009) ‘Architectural typology and urban morphology: integration and application,’ Architect, 58(4), 53-58 (in Chinese).

Gu, K., Tian, Y., Whitehand, J.W.R. and Whitehand, S. M. (2008) ‘Residential building types as an evolutionary process: the Guangzhou area, China’, Urban Morphology, 12(2), 97-116.

Whitehand, J. W. R. and Gu, K. (2008) ‘Conserving urban landscape heritage: a geographical approach’, in Beijing Forum Organizing Committee (ed.) Selected Papers of Beijing Forum 2007, Beijing: Beijing University Press, 284-293.

Gu, K. and Wall, G. (2007) ‘Rapid urbanisation in a transitional economy in China: the case of Hainan’, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 28(2), 158-170.

Whitehand, J. W. R. and Gu, K. (2007) ‘Urban conservation in China: historical development, current practice and morphological approach’, Town Planning Review, 78(5), 643-670.

Whitehand, J. W. R. and Gu, K. (2007) ‘Extending the compass of plan analysis: a Chinese exploration’, Urban Morphology, 11(2), 91-10.

Whitehand, J. W. R. and Gu, K. (2006) ‘Research on Chinese urban form: retrospect and prospect’, Progress in Human Geography, 30(3), 337-355.

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