Chun Zheng

Chun Zheng

PhD in Transition Design

Chun is a second-year PhD student in Transition Design. Her doctoral research concerns the opportunities and challenges of commoning practices in urban spaces and the comparison of spaces of commonality in western and eastern contexts.

Chun has been the teaching assistant for courses like Case Studies in Architecture and Cities, GIS/CAFM–Spatial Analysis in Infrastructure Planning, and Urban Design Studio, and research assistant with Professor Stefan Gruber and PhD researcher Elena Katrini. 

Chun's PhD research is supported by China Scholarship Council(CSC) doctoral fellowship. She worked as a Community Design Associate in the Design Center Pittsburgh in 2017, collaborating with communities to co-design creative solutions for their built environmental issues. Before joining the program, she spent two years in the Master of Urban Design Program in the School of Architecture, CMU. Chun has a Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture from Tongji University, Shanghai. 

Research interests:

-Urban commons/commoning practices

-Bottom-up design approaches / Tactical urbanism

-Design thinking in Chinese history

Studio: MM108