Prof. Shin-Kung Lai

College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University, Shanghai, China



1990 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1985 M.Sc., The Ohio State University
1979 B.Sc., National Cheng Kung University

Publications (Selected)

  1. Lai, Shih-Kung, 2012, Cities, Complexity, and Planning: Acting in Complex Systems, Ashgate Publishing Limited, Surrey, UK. (in writing)
  2. Lai, Shih-Kung and Haoying Han, 2009, Complexity: New Perspectives of Urban Planning, China Architecture and Building Press, Beijing, China. (in Chinese)
  3. Lai, Shih-Kung, 2006, Cities, Complexity and Planning: Understanding and Improving Urban Development, Chan’s Book Inc., Taipei, Taiwan. (in Chinese)
  4. Lai, Shih-Kung, 2005, Urban Development: The Logic of Making Plans, Wu-Nan, Taipei, Taiwan and the Commercial Press, Beijing, China (Chinese translation with essays, original author: Lewis D. Hopkins)
  5. Lai, Shih-Kung, 1996, Meanings and Measurements of Multi-attribute Preferences, Jui-Hsing, Taipei, Taiwan
  6. Lai, Shih-Kung, 2010,  “Evaluation of effectiveness of plans for urban development,” Planners (forthcoming). (in Chinese)
  7. Han, Haoying, Shih-Kung Lai, Anrong Dang, Zongbo Tan, and Cifang Wu, 2009, “Effectiveness of urban construction boundaries in Beijing: an assessment,” Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A, 10(9): 1285-1295.
  8. Wu, Cifang, Haoying Han, and Shih-Kung Lai, 2009, “Urban land growth management: tools and strategies,” Planners, 25(8), 15-19. (in Chinese)
  9. Lai, Shih-Kung, Haoying Han, and Cifang Wu, 2009, “A preliminary treatise on behavioral planning theory,” Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Sciences) (DOI:10.3785/j.issn.1008-942X.2009.08.071). (in Chinese)
  10. Han, Haoying, Shih-Kung Lai, and Cifang Wu, 2009, “A strategic approach to contemporary urban planning in China: assessment of design-based and strategy-based planning in the complex urban system,” Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Sciences), 39(6), 187-194. (in Chinese)
  11. Lai, Shih-Kung and Haoying Han, 2009, “Compensation policies for agricultural land requisition in China: a review,” Review of Real Estate and Urban Studies, 1(2), 123-134.
  12. Chiu, Ching-Pin and Shih-Kung Lai, 2009, “An experimental comparison of negotiation strategies for siting NIMBY facilities,” Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, advance online publication, doi:10.1068/b35037.
  13. Xue, Minsheng and Shih-Kung Lai, 2009, “Effects of budgetary policies on population migration: an examination through complexity science in Taiwan,” Journal of Complex Systems and Complexity Science at Qingdao University, 6(2), 1-9. (in Chinese)
  14. Chang, Song-Tyan and Shih-Kung Lai, 2009, “Chaos and emergence of West Gate Market (Red Tower): a city is not a tree,” Chung Hua Journal of Architectur, 3(3), 33-46. (in Chinese)
  15. Lu, Cheng-Chung and Shih-Kung Lai, 2008, “Exploration of the network connectivity pattern of the global cities: a case of the airline routes,” Journal of Architecture and Planning, 9(2), 123-140. (in Chinese)