Kevin has more than 25 years of experience in planning, urban design and research projects in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the Middle East. His experience includes master plans, urban design guidelines and design of mixed-use developments, retail, commercial, tourism, leisure and entertainment facilities.
“China’s urban designers must deal with unprecedented urbanization, as immigrants coming into our cities have tripled the urban population over the last 30 years. How to better accommodate these 100 million migrant workers and other permanent residents with city hukou, or household registration, becomes a significant challenge. Ongoing models of community development must shift from gated residential quarters to open and resource-sharing neighborhoods. Laying out public amenities throughout communities can alleviate social issues triggered by the wealth gap. And public transportation infrastructure must be advocated for and invested in to connect communities.”
A Conversation With Kevin Chen | HOK News
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Ph.D. in Urban Design
South East University China
Bachelor of Architceture