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Dr. Guoping Huang
Spatial Analysis Laboratory Director
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Dr. Guoping Huang is a landscape planning scholar, practitioner, and geospatial innovator. His research interests include digital visualization, Geodesign, and international planning. He has published widely in English and Chinese, and has conducted a diverse set of urban and landscape planning projects in more than 10 countries for important clients including the World Bank, UNDP, USGS, Aga Khan Development Network, Rio Tinto, and Anglo American. His projects have won many international and national awards from academic and professional organizations. Dr. Huang also co-founded one of the most influential digital humanities projects, "Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations”. It has been cataloged as an important digital resource for historians and other researchers by many leading university libraries in the world.

Dr. Huang holds a Doctor of Design degree in landscape planning from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Master of Science degree in Landscape Planning and Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Peking University, China.

Grants and Fellowships

Uniting City and Landscape, Winneba, Ghana
- Role: PI
- Awarded $85,000
- Sponsor: Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation, University of Virginia

Leveraging deep learning to extract flooding extent from remote sensing imagery
- Role: PI
- Awarded $60,000
- Sponsor: University of Virginia

Missed Early Diagnosis of Autism Related to Non-Attended Well-Child Checks in Virginia’s Rural Children
- Role: Co-PI
- Awarded $17,204
- Sponsor:  UVA Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) Pilot Award

A Virtual Exploration of Central Grounds through Time and Space
- Role: PI
- Awarded $35,100
- Sponsor: Jefferson Trust

Strategic Planning for the Agro-Forestry Village Project in Mozambique, in collaboration with Dobbin International, submitted in 2011
– Role: PI
– Awarded $92,788
– Sponsor: Technoserve Mozambique

Alternative futures for the land use and transportation in rapid urbanization regions in China: with a case study of Zengcheng, 2011
– Role: PI
– Awarded $6,500
– Sponsor: State Key Lab for Subtropical Architecture Research, China

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations, 2010-2011
– Role: Co-PI
– Awarded $22,968 as sub-award
– Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities

Awards

Best Lightning Talk Award, “A Smart Bicycle Map for A Sustainable Future”, Geodesign Summit, ESRI, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ6CLu14YyM

People's Choice Award, “Relinking City and Landscape, Winneba, Ghana”, International Geodesign Collaboration Conference, 2019

Scenic Vistas Preservation Award, “Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Study”,  Scenic Virginia, 2016

Community Service Award, “Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Study”, American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter, 2015

President’s Award, “Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Study”, American Society of Landscape Architects, Virginia Chapter, 2014

Best GIS Application Award, “Direction and Content-based Landscape Visual Assessment”, International Digital Landscape Architecture Conference, 2011

 

Presentations

A Smart Bicycle Map for A Sustainable Future, ESRI Geodesign Summit, 2019 (won Best Lighting Talk Award), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ6CLu14YyM

Lhasa VR - Documenting the Historic Tibetan Capital Through 3D GIS , Cultural Preservation and Disaster Response in the Shadows of Notre Dame Symposium, Library of Congress, 2019, https://youtu.be/4hZLyThf0KQ

Connecting the Dots: how geo-spatial technology is changing the design profession,  Harvard University Geography Colloquium, 2016,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2r3XlkXP1M

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations, Geospatial Collaboration: New Common Ground, Harvard University, 2010, https://cga-download.hmdc.harvard.edu/publish_web/Annual_Spring_Workshops/2011_Geospatial/Friday_video/Huang.mov

Professional Experience
Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Development in La Guajira, Columbia, with support from the Cerrejón and World Bank (2019-2020)
Reuniting City and Landscape: Strategies for Holistic Resilience, City of Winneba and Muni Lagoon, Ghana, with support from the Center for Global Inquiry & Innovation, University of Virginia (2018-2020)
A Virtual Exploration of Central Grounds Through Time and Space, with support from the Jefferson Trust (2018-2020)
Sustainable Development Plan for the Region of Boke, Guinea, with support from the World Bank (2018-2019)
Sustainable Tourism Development Study for the Region of Holbox Island and Chiquilá, Mexico, with support from the Fundación Pedro y Elena Hernandez AC (2018)
Strategies for Resilient and Sustainable Development in Limpopo Province, South Africa, with support from the Anglo American PLC (2016-2018)
Charlottesville Bicycle Map, with support from the City of Charlottesville and University of Virginia (2015-2017)
Richmond Riverfront Viewshed Study (2014-1016)
Lhasa VR: Visualizing the Historic Tibetan Capital, with support from the Mellon Humanities Virtual World Consortium (2013-2015)
Agro-Forestry Village Project in Mozambique, with support from the TechnoServe and the World Bank (2012-2014)
Visual Assessment for the Telluride Region, Colorado, with support from the Telluride Foundation (2008-2010)
Spatial Development Planning Project for Southern Tanzania and Northern Mozambique, with support from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) (2009-2010)
Alternative Futures for the Region of La Paz, with support from the International Community Foundation (2004-2006)
Selected Publications
Articles

* represents peer reviewed journal article 

* Huang, G. (2020). Digital Visualization in Web 3.0: A Case Study of Virtual Central Grounds Project. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, Vol. 5: 395-403, doi:10.14627/537690040

Huang, G. (2020). City and Landscape Relinked: Winneba and Muni Lagoon – Ghana, The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design, Ed. Steinitz, C., Fisher, T., Orland, B., ESRI Press, CA

* Huang, G. (2019) Landscape Justice in Visual Landscape Protection, Chinese Landscape Architecture, 2019, Vol. 35, Issue 5: 18-22, http://dx.doi.org/10.19775/j.cla.2019.05.0018

Huang, G. (2018). Geodesign and Urban Renewal. World Human Habitat, Vol. 2, Issue 1. http://cpfd.cnki.com.cn/Article/CPFDTOTAL-JZJA201711005008.htm

Huang, G. (2018). A Biophilic Cities Index. Biophilic Cities, Vol.2,  Issue 1. http://biophiliccities.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BCJ-Vol-2-Issue-1_2018_Huang.pdf

* Gwon, S. H., Yan, G., Huang, G., & Kulbok, P. A.(2018). Predictors of Adolescent Smoking in South Korea. International Nursing Review, Vol. 65, Issue 2: 234-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inr.12404

Huang, G. (2017) Charlottesville Bikemap, https://gis.arch.virginia.edu/cvillebike/, University of Virginia

* Huang, G. (2017). Urban Spatial Growth in Mountainous Regions of Western China. Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 37, Issue 3: 367-376, https://doi.org/10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00078.1

* Huang, G. (2017). Indexing the Human-Nature Relationship in Cities.  Journal of Urban Planning, Landscape and Environmental Design, Vol. 2, Issue 2: 25-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.6092/2531-9906/5255

* Huang, G. (2017). Protecting Urban River Views with Geodesign Approach. Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, Vol. 2: 85-93, http://dx.doi.org/10.14627/537629009

* Huang, G., Zhou, N. (2016). Geodesign in Developing Countries: The example of the Master Plan for Wulingyuan National Scenic Area, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 156: 81-91, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.05.014

Huang, G. (2016). Modeling uncertainties, Catalyst: Lineages & Trajectories, Ed. School of Architecture, University of Virginia, ACTAR, NY

Germano D., Shaeffer, K., Huang, G., Rourk, W., Weinberger, S., Zhang, Z. (2015) Transforming Lhasa: a virtual reality tour of historic Lhasa, https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/LhasaVR/,  University of Virginia

* Huang, G., Rauterkus, S.Y., Thrall, G. & Peiser, R. (2013). A General Model of Mortgage Failure Tipping Point with an Example from Southern California. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 6, Issue 4: 438-454,  http://doi.org/10.1108/IJHMA-05-2012-0017

Huang, G. (2013). Contemplative spaces, Catalyst, Ed. School of Architecture, University of Virginia, ACTAR, NY

* Guan, W., Huang, G. (2009). Bringing Operational GIS into University Classrooms. Geomatica, Vol. 63, No. 2: 375 -392

McCormick. M., Huang, G., Gibson, K., et al. (2009) Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations, http://darmc.harvard.edu/, Harvard University

* Huang, G. (2006). On relationship of research and practice in landscape planning. Beijing Planning Review, No.3: 102-105

Steinitz, C., Faris, R., Flaxman, M., Cargas-Moreno, J. C., Huang, G., et al. (2006). Alternative Futures for the Region of La Paz. International Community Foundation

Steinitz, C., Faris, R., Cargas-Moreno, J.C., Huang, G., et al. (2005). Alternative Futures for the Region of Loreto. International Community Foundation

* Yu, K., Wang, Z., Huang, G. (2005). Vernacular Landscapes and their implications to Modern Landscape Architecture. Huazhong Architecture, No. 4:123-126

Yu, K., Wang, J., Huang, G., et al. (2004). A World of Mandala: Discovering vernacular landscape and architecture in Eastern Tibet. China Architecture and Industry Press (won Human Habitat Award of China)

Education
Ph.D., Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Doctor of Design
M.Sc., Peking University
Landscape Planning and Design
B.Sc., Peking University
Urban and Regional Planning
Contact Information
300 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 287-6307
Areas of Expertise
GIS
Geodesign
Landscape and Urban Planning
China
Africa