Zhou Zhengxu
Tel: 86-10-6278-3328


Rural studies, Rural community planning and design, Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historical Towns and Villages


2019-present  Associate Professor




2016-2019    TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY                                                                       BEIJING


2015-2016    SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME                                                    ROME

Post-Doc. Researcher.

2013-2015    TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY                                                                       BEIJING

Post-Doc. Researcher.



2006-2013    TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY                                                                       BEIJING

Ph.D degree in Urban and Rural Planning in July 2013.

2002-2006    TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY                                                                       BEIJING

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree in July 2006.



2016-2018    The National Natural Science Foundation of China

Research on spatial pattern, generation mechanism and planning response of poverty-stricken areas in Guizhou based on County scale.

2019-present   National Key R&D Program, Sub-program

Evaluation Model and Change Monitoring of Village Settlement Development

2015-2015    Special Project of China Post-doctoral Science Foundation

A comparative study on the spatial forms of mountain settlements in central Guizhou and Northern Italy.

2013-2015     China Post-doctoral Science Foundation

Research on spatial factors and mechanism of poverty in Guizhou County Based on panel data.

2015-2016    Sapienza University of Rome, International Cooperation Fund

Evolutions and Challenges of Traditional Mountainous Settlements: A Comparative Study of Guizhou Plateau and Italian Mountainous Region.




Zhou Zhengxu. Formation and Evolution: Exploring the History of Settlement Construction from Text and Space [M]. Beijing: China Construction Industry Press, 2016.

Zhou Zhengxu, Fengjicheng, et al. Investigation and study of Buyi ethnic settlements in Biandanshan-Baishuihe area, Guizhou (Series II of Guizhou Mountain Ethnic Minority Settlements Research) [M]. Beijing: China Construction Industry Press, 2016.

Zhou Zhengxu. Study on the Construction of Human Settlement Environment at County Levels in Poverty-stricken Areas of Guizhou [M]. Beijing: China Construction Industry Press, 2018.



Zhengxu Zhou et, al.. Sustainable Mountain Village Construction Adapted to Livelihood, Topography, and Hydrology: A Case of Dong Villages in Southeast Guizhou, China[J]. Sustainability.2018, 10(12), 4619

Zhou Zhengxu,Feng Jicheng,Li Min.Settlement Construction of Ethnic Minority Under Sur vival Pressure in Mountainous Area of Guizhou Province:A Case Study of the Biandan Mountain Area[J].China City Planning Review,2016,25(04):64-73. CSCD

ZHOU Zhengxu. A Study on Traditional Mountainous Settlements in Guizhou. Formation, Evolution and Challenges[J]. L'architettura delle città - The Journal of the Scientific Society Ludovico Quaroni, 20143,4,5):297-310

Zhou Zhengxu. Spatial Influencing Factors and Generating Mechanisms of Poverty: A Case Study of County Counties in Guizhou Province [J]. City Planning Review, 2018, 42 (07): 33-42, 51

Zhou Zhengxu, Sun Haiyan. Study on Typical Tunpu Dwellings in Central Guizhou [J]. Southern Architecture, 2018, 50 (04): 82-87

Zhou Zhengxu, Wang Xundi, Liu Jiawei, Liu Shumeng, Luo Yawen. Study on the Evolution Characteristics of Rural Spatial Patterns in Mountain Areas--A Case Study of Baishui Valley in Central Guizhou [J]. Urban Development Research, 2018, 25 (07): 97-105.

Zhou Zhengxu, Cheng Sijia. Spatial morphology of Buyi settlements in Baishui Valley, Anshun, Guizhou [J]. Architecture Journal, 2018 (03): 101-106.

Zhou Zhengxu, Luo Yawen. Morphological Study of Buyi Settlement Public Space in Baishui Valley, Central Guizhou [J].Journal of Xi'an University of Architectural Science and Technology (Natural Science Edition), 2018,50(02): 258-264.

Wang Nian, Zhou Zhengxu and Hu Jie Tunpu's typical characteristic space discussion[J].Journal of Anshun University, 2018,20(02): 1-6,47.

Zhou Zhengxu, Xu Jiaqi. Study on Water Environment and Water Landscape Construction of Tunpu Settlement in Anshun, Central Guizhou [J]. Journal of Human Settlement Environment in West China, 2018,33(01): 101-106.

Zhou Zhengxu, Liu Jiawei, Qian Yun. Study on Vertical Characteristics of Human Settlement Ecosystem in Karst Mountains and Valleys: Taking Baishui River Basin in Anshun City, Guizhou Province as an Example [J]. Guizhou Ethnic Studies, 2017, 38 (08): 106-111.

Zhou Zhengxu. Study on Typical Forms of Mountain Villages and Towns in Central Italy [J]. Urban Design, 2017 (02): 86-97.

Zhou Zhengxu, Lu Yujie, Luo Yawen. The "Tun" and defense system of Buyi settlement in Baishui river area of Guizhou [J]. Decoration. 2016, (08): 98-100.

Zhou Zhengxu. Preliminary Study on the Construction of Human Settlement Environment in Mountain Settlements of Nandong District, Guizhou [J]. Urban and Regional Planning Research, 2016,8(01): 112-136.

Zhou Zhengxu. Text and Space-based Study on the Construction of Miao Mountain Settlements in Leigong Mountains, Guizhou [J]. Guizhou Ethnic Studies, 2016, (05): 120-127.

Zhou Zhengxu. Exploration on the Research Method of Formation and Evolution of National Settlements in Guizhou Mountainous Areas: Discussions on the Holism of Human Settlement Environment Generation [J].Journal of Western Human Settlement, 2016, (03)

Zhou Zhengxu, Li Xiuzhu, Qian Yun. Cultural Landscape Characteristics and Cultural Heritage Value Evaluation of Buyi Settlements in Baishui Valley, Guizhou Province [J].Landscape Architecture, 2016, (05):98-105

Zhou Zhengxu, Feng Jirong. Construction of Mountain Settlements of Guizhou Ethnic Minorities under Pressure of Survival: Taking Biandan Mountain as an Example [J]. City Planning Review, 2015, (09): 74-81.

Zhou Zhengxu. A summary of the research on minority settlements and architecture in Guizhou [J].Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities (Philosophy and Social Sciences Edition), 2012, 34 (4): 74-79.



JIA Ziyu, WANG Nian, ZHOU Zhengxu. Evolution of Urban Forms Reflecting Cultural Generation and Transformation: Case of “Tunpu” in Guizhou, Southwest China[A]// UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress[C].Seoul,2017

WANG Nian, JIA Ziyu, ZHOU Zhengxu, ZHU Jianning. Settlements’ Landscape as a Historical Result between Environment and Human: A Case of Tunpu[A]. CELA(Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture) 2017[C]. Beijing, 2017

ZHOU Zhengxu, Jia Ziyu, Wang Nian. Forms and Evolutions of Tunpu Villages in Guizhou, Southwest China[A]. 3rd ISUFItaly International Congress[C]. Rome, 2017

ZHOU Zhengxu. A Morphology and Anthropology Approach to Explore the Spatial Evolution of Minority Settlements: A Case of Guizhou[A]. 23rd International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF 2016)[C]. Nanjing, 2016

ZHOU Zhengxu. Settlements Construction by Hmong People in Leigong-Mountain Area, Guizhou Plateau, China: An Indigenous Knowledge to Survive[A]. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter- Congress 2016[C]. Dubrovnik: 2016

ZHOU Zhengxu, WU Yimin. Settlements Construction for Survival in Mountainous Area: A Case of Buyi Minority in Guizhou Plateau[A]. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) Inter- Congress 2015 [C]. Bankok: 2015

ZHOU Zhengxu, ZHAO Wenning. Analysis on Spatial Impact Factors of Poverty and Its Planning Suggestions: A Case Study of Guizhou Counties[A]. The 9th International Association For China Planning (IACP) Conference[C].Chongqing:  2015

ZHOU Zhengxu. Housing Investigation and Policy Recommendation[A]// Proceeding of the International Symposium on Housing Affordability and Market Stability[C].Beijing: 2009



2016-        Architecture Design Studio                                                           Tsinghua Univ.

2016-        Urban and Rural Design Studio                                                   Tsinghua Univ.

2018-        Surveying and Mapping of Traditional Villages and Towns      Tsinghua Univ.

2018-        Rural Planning for Urban-Rural Coordination Development     Tsinghua Univ.



2019 -                Town and Village Architecture Branch, Architecture Society of China  

Committee member

2019-                 Academic Committee of mountainous urban and rural planning, Chinese Society for Urban Studies 

Deputy Secretary-General

2016-                 Human Settlement Environment Volume, Encyclopedia of China (3rd edition)            




2018        First Prize, the 12th Outstanding Achievement Award of Philosophy and Social Sciences in Guizhou Province (Contributor ranking 1/1)

2018        First Prize, Beijing Higher Education Teaching Achievement Award (Contributor ranking 10/11)

2016        Excellent Paper Award, < Decoration>

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