ZHANG Lingzhu


Assistant professor in Department of Architecture at Tongji University

China National Licensed Architect.

Research Interests:

Urban Design, Quantitative Analysis of Urban Spatial Morphology, 3D spatial design network analysis


Research Profile:

Lingzhu Zhang, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Department of Architecture at Tongji University, China National Licensed Architect. She worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong where she lectured on Urban Design Technologies & Innovations. She holds a PhD in Architecture from Tongji University, joint PhD student at Cardiff University. Her research spans urban design and public realm design impacts on livability and vitality. She combines creatively network-science and un/supervised machine learning research techniques to investigate issues in mega-city.


Grants and Awards:

1. 2021, the Nomination Award for Jinjingchang Excellent Paper on China Urban Planning

2. 2021, Landscape Architecture Journal, LA Paper Award for Young Scholars.

3. 2017 Second-Grade Award of Shanghai excellent urban planning and Design (3/13)

4. 2013 Third-Grade Award of National excellent urban planning and Design (9/15)


Research Projects:

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China (52008297)

2. Shanghai Pujiang Program (21PJC114).




1. Zhuang, Y., Zhang, L. (2016). Station-Urban Synergy: Accessibility and Spatial Usage in Metro Station Area. Shanghai: Tongji University Press. (in Chinese)

Book Chapter

2. Chiaradia, A., Zhang, L. (2021). Between the in between. In INTERSTITIAL HONG KONG: Exploring the Miniature Open Spaces of High Density Urbanism (pp. 40-61). Jovis Verlag.

3. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A., & Zhuang, Y. (2015). A Configurational Accessibility Study of Road and Metro Network in Shanghai. In Pan Q., & Cao J. (Eds.), Recent Developments in Chinese Urban Planning (pp. 219-245). Heidelberg: Springer.


Peer Reviewed Papers:


3. Zhang, L., & Chiaradia, A. J.* (2022). Walking in the cities without ground, how 3d complex network volumetrics improve analysis. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 23998083211070567.

4. Zhang, L, Hou P, Qiang D*. (2022). Transit-Oriented Development in New Towns: Identifying Its Association with Urban Function in Shanghai, China. Buildings, 12(9): 1394.

5. Qiang, D., Zhang, L.*, & Huang, X. (2022). Quantitative evaluation of TOD performance based on multi-source data: a case study of Shanghai. Frontiers in public health, 10.

6. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A. J*., Cui, M., & Zeng, W. (2022). Between the In-between: A Design Study of “Cool Network” Based on 3D Accessibility. Landscape Architecture, 29(6):109-114. (in Chinese)

7. Zhou, Y., Zhang, L., & Chiaradia, A. J*. (2022). Estimating wider economic impacts of transport infrastructure Investment: Evidence from accessibility disparity in Hong Kong. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 162, 220-235.

8. Zhang, L., Cui, M., & Chiaradia, A. J*. (2021). Evaluating Human-Centered Accessibility of Open Space in High-Density Cities: A Case Study of Hong Kong. Landscape Architecture, 28(04): 34-39. (in Chinese)

9. Ye, Y., Huang, R., & Zhang, L*. (2021). Human-oriented Urban Design with Support of Multi-source Data and DeepLearning: A Case Study on Urban Greenway Planning of Suzhou Creek, Shanghai. Landscape Architecture, 28(01):39-45. (in Chinese)

10. Ye, Y., Huang, R., & Zhang, L*. (2021). Quantitative Urban Morphology: Emergence, Conceptualization and Urban Design’s Response. Time+Architecture, (01):34-43. (in Chinese)

11. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A. J*., Khakhar, S. & Cui, M. (2021). 3D Accessibility Evaluation of Public Space in Three-dimensional Urban Design: ACase Study of Taikoo Place, Hong Kong. New Architecture, (04): 48-54. (in Chinese)

12. Zhang, L., Qiang, D*. (2021). An Empirical Spatial Network Analysis Based on Metro Flow Data and Integrated Transportation Model - A Case Study of Shanghai. Housing Science, (08): 16-20. (in Chinese)

13. Zhou Y., Zhang, L. Chiaradia, A*.(2021). An adaptation of reference class forecasting for the assessment of large-scale urban planning vision, a SEM-ANN approach to the case of Hong Kong Lantau tomorrow. Land Use Policy. (12).

14. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A. J*. (2020). Evaluation of TOD Performances Using Multi-source Big Data: The Case Studies in Hong Kong. Architecture Technique,26(09):85-89. (in Chinese)

15. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A. J*., Cui, M., & Zeng, W. (2020). The Elders’ Preferences for Open Spaces in Multi-level, Hyper Dense Sub-tropical City. Urban Planning International, (01): 36-46. (in Chinese)

16. Zhang, L.,Ye Y., Zeng W., & Chiaradia A.(2019). A systematic measurement of street quality through multi-sourced urban data: a human-oriented analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(10), 1782.

17. Zhang, L., Chiaradia, A. J*. (2019). Three-dimensional Spatial Network Analysis and Its Application in a High Density City Area, Central Hong Kong. Urban Planning International, 2019, 33(1): 46-53. (in Chinese)

18. Zhang, L., Zhuang, Y. (2019). Analysis of Multiple Network Accessibilities and Commercial Space Use in Metro Station Areas: an empirical case study of Shanghai, China. International Journal of High-Rise Building, 8(1): 49-56.

19. Cui, M., Zhang, L*. (2019). Development and Evolution of Large Private Housing Estates in Hong Kong: A case study of Tsuen Wan. Housing Science, 39 (9): 15-19. (in Chinese)

20. Zhang, L., Zhuang, Y*. Liu, X. (2018). Study on Distribution of Land and Space Utilization in Rail Station Area - Take the downtown area of Shanghai as an example. Housing Science, 38(12), 09-14. (in Chinese)

21. Ye, Y., Zhang, L.*, Yan, W., Zeng, W. (2018). Measuring Street Greening Quality from Humanistic Perspective: A Large-scale Analysis Based on Baidu Street View Images and Machine Learning Algorithms. Landscape Architecture, 25(08), 24-29. (in Chinese)

22. Zhang, L, Zhuang, Y*., YE, Y. (2019). A Correlation Analysis of Transport Accessibility and Spatial Performance Aiming for Synergistic Development in Rail Transit Station Areas: case study of central Shanghai. New Architecture, (2):114-118. (in Chinese)

23. Zhuang,Y., Zhang,L*. (2016). Exploring Synergistic Effect in Metro Station Areas: A case study of Shanghai, China. International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, 5(2), pp. 105-115.

24. Zhuang, Y., Zhang, L*. (2015). Situation and Trend of Underground Space Development in Metro Station Area of Shanghai, (13), pp. 30-33. Urbanism and Architecture. (in Chinese)

25. Zhuang, Y, Zhang, L*, Dai X. (2012). Configurational study of pedestrian flows in multi-level commercial space. Journal of Tongji University (Natural Science), 40(11), pp. 1620-1626. (in Chinese)