Dr Kai Gu

PhD (Planning), MArch, BEng (Architecture)

Biography

Following research appointments at the University of Birmingham, UK and the University of Waterloo, Canada, Kai Gu moved to the University of Auckland in 2006. He now teaches urban design at the School of Architecture and Planning. Most of his research publications are on urban morphology and urban landscape management. His field-based urban research has been supported by the British Economic and Social Research Council, the Canadian International Development Agency and the Natural Science Foundation of China. He served as Secretary-General of the International Seminar on Urban Form between 2010 and 2018.

Research | Current

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

Teaching | Current

UrbPlan 708 Urban Design Studio; UrbPlan 110 Urban Planning Studio One; UrbPlan 757 Dissertation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

School Director of Postgraduate Engagement

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

ARCHITECTURE - WEST - Bldg 421W
26 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand