Contemporary Chinese architecture, Rural development, Urban development.
Since 2012 Harry den Hartog is a faculty member at Tongji University in Shanghai where he lectures urban design and housing and coaches design studios.
Harry den Hartog is a Dutch urban designer and critic, and founder of studio Urban Language (www.urbanlanguage.org). After working more than ten a decade as a designer for several urban planning and architecture firms he founded his own studio in 2004 in Rotterdam (in the Netherlands) and gives advices regarding urban design issues. Since the late 1990ies he regularly visited Asia, and especially China. Since 2008 he relocated to Shanghai. He is frequently asked as participant and organizer of debates and exhibits by various organizations in Europe and Asia. He also regularly writes publications for various local and international media.
Since 2017 he became a member of the Editorial Board of the Built Heritage journal.
1. Studio Regeneration of a New Town
2. Studio Urban Complex
3. Studio Residential Planning
4. Studio Urban Design
5. Theory Discussions on contemporary urban planning and design in China
1. Den Hartog, H. (2010) Shanghai New Towns - Searching for Community and Identity in a Sprawling Metropolis. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers (Awarded with Best Dutch Book Design 2010; Awarded by Shanghai Culture Fund in 2012).
2. Den Hartog, H. (ed.) (2005) Exurbia / Wonen buiten de stad. Rotterdam: Episode Publishers.
3. Den Hartog, H. (2009) Green Fields, Orange Clouds, in Ter Braak, L. Hamers, D., Hoogewoning, H., De Jong, E., Van der Salm, F., Sijmons, D., Schreiber, H. (eds.) Reading the American Landscape. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers.
4. Den Hartog, H. (2014) New Towns in China and India, Urban Promises or Urban Headaches?, in Gaborit, P. (ed.) New Towns and Satellite Cities in their Metropolises. Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang.
5. Den Hartog, H. (2014) Urban Tensions in the Yangtze River Delta, in Meyer, H., Cavallo, C. (eds.) New Urban Configurations. Delft: IOS Press.