School of Architecture, CUHK
LEE, Tunney

Prof. LEE, Tunney (李燦輝)


BArch (Michigan)
Professor, CUHK, School of Architecture
Emeritus Professor, MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning



Prof. Tunney Lee is the Founding Chairman of the CUHK architecture programme. Previously, he was the Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He served as Chief of Planning and Design at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and was also Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Capital Planning and Operations.

His research and teaching at MIT has focused on the process of community-based design and he has led many studios involving Boston area neighborhoods including East Boston, Fenway, and Alewife. Most recently, his research has focused on the urban development of the Pearl River Delta in China, and an Atlas of Urban Residential Densities.

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Hollister, Robert M., and Tunney Lee, Development Politics: Private Development and the Public Interest (Studies in State Development Policy). Council of State Planning Agencies (US), 1979.

Research Projects

The Density Atlas (2015)

Sustainable Neighborhoods in China (2013)

Sustainable Community Development (2010)

Connectivity and Accessibility: Development for Sustainable Futures (2009)

Sustaining Shenzhen: Residential Development for Livable Futures (2008)

Shenzhen Futures (2007)

Vanke Vision: Sustainable Residential Development in Shanghai (2006)

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