Research Fields

  • Urban Design and Theory; Architectural Design and Theory

Research Profile

  • Dr. Yong CHEN is a Professor in College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China. He is also an architect and urban designer with 20 years of professional experience. He received his Ph.D. from Southeast University in 2000, and did a post-doctoral research of urban design in Tongji University afterwards. From 2008 to 2009, he was visiting researcher in the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. He has published the book "Urban Space: Form, Topology and Meaning" and a series of articles about topic such as urban form, public space and urban design.

Current Courses

  • Architectural Design

  • Urban Design

  • Joint Urban Design

  • Case Study and Criticism in Urban Design


  1. Urban Space: Form, Topology and Meaning

  2. Return to Walking

  3. The Social Dimension of Architecture

  4. Promote Systemization of Mass Transit Station

  5. Spatial Analysis of the Pedestrian Network of the Ancient Town in Jiangnan Area Based on Syntax

  6. Integrated design of  Under- and Above-ground Urban Space : Promoting Strategies for  Effective Development of Underground Public Space

  7. Analysis of Walkable Environment and Influential Factors in Rail Transit Station Areas

  8. Urban Regeneration by Integrating Underground Space into City Space

  9. Study on Urban Morphological Evolution of Contemporary Suzhou

  10. Study on Urban Morphological Evolution of Modern Suzhou

  11. Study on Urban Morphological Evolution of Ancient Suzhou