The Bartlett School of Planning

Dr Tse-Hui Teh

Dr Tse-Hui Teh


The Bartlett School of Planning

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
18th Jan 2008

Research summary

Tse-Hui’s research interests are in urban design. She is particularly interested in how infrastructures, technologies and cultures relate to urban forms. She uses a CCAT (Collective Coevolution of Actant Trajectories) framework to investigate these relationships and project how they may change in the future. She uses ethnographic and codesign game methods for her research. She is currently working on four research projects around water and sanitation infrastructures: CAMELLIA (Community Water Management for a Liveable London); Coevolution of Water Reuse Systems in Australia; Compost Communities at Spitalfields City Farm; and Sacred Rice, Dirty Cress and Urbanisation in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Teaching summary

At UCL Tse-Hui currently convenes the course ‘Sustainable Urban Design’ and 'Critical Debates: Sustainable Urbanism'. She teaches 'Urban Design: Layout, Density and Typology' and 'Sustainable Futures by Design' . She has taught ‘Sustainable Urban Development’, ‘Urban Design: Product,Process and Critique’, and 'Pillars of Planning: Environment'. At Columbia University, she has taught studio based courses in architecture and urban design. She has also been a guest critic at Columbia University and the Architecture Association; and has given guest lectures for Columbia University, Cooper Union and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow |
Institute of Education
Other qualification, Professional Certification | 2013
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2011
Columbia University
Other higher degree, Masters of Architecture and Urban Design | 2006
University of Technology, Sydney
First Degree, Bachelor of Architecture | 2001


Tse-Hui's background is in architecture and urban design. She completed her PhD research at the University College London in 2011. Prior to this she was a teaching and research fellow at Columbia University working on the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. She is a Fulbright scholar with a masters degree from Columbia University and first class honours degree from University of Technology Sydney. She has 10 years of professional experience in architecture, urban design and interior design in both private and government sectors.