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GSD welcomes 2016–2017 Pollman Fellow ChengHe Guan

The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to welcome ChengHe Guan (MDes '12, DDes '16) as the Pollman Fellow in Real Estate and Urban Development for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Guan's research uses quantitative methods and GIS to explore the built and natural environment and morphology of urban and regional development. He hopes to focus his Pollman research in two areas: an expansion of his recent project, “New Towns and Large Scale Communities in China: Lessons for Developing New Towns around the World,” and a comparative study of morphological conditions of urban networks with the aim of comparing international cases from different nations.

Guan has recently won numerous research grants and design competition awards, including the 2016 ACSP Karen R. Polenske Award for Outstanding Paper, the 2014 Fairbank Center Research Grant for Chinese Studies, and the 2013 Urban Land Institute Best Urban Planning Award. He is also a consultant for the World Bank Urban Development Sector, a registered architect in California, and a board member at several academic and research organizations.

One of the seven fellowships and prizes administered by the GSD’s Department of Urban Planning and Design, the Pollman Fellowship was established in 2002 through a gift from Harold A. Pollman. The fellowship is given yearly to an outstanding post-doctoral graduate in real estate, urban planning, and development, who spends one year in residence at the GSD as a visiting scholar.