韩昊英的主要研究领域为城市规划决策和复杂理论，以及城市增长边界和绿带等城市发展容控工具的实证研究。已发表学术期刊和国际会议论文100余篇，出版著作6部。主要研究成果发表在Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design、Land Use Policy、Landscape and Urban Planning、Cities、Habitat International、Sustainability和Space and Culture等国际著名学术期刊以及《城市规划》、《城市规划学刊》、《地理学报》和《中国土地科学》等国内知名学术期刊上。曾出版题目为Urban Complexity and Planning: Theories and Computer Simulations（Michael Batty院士和Lewis Hopkins教授等国际权威专家作序，Ashgate国际出版社出版）、《城市增长边界的理论与应用》、《行为规划理论：城市规划的新逻辑》和《复杂：城市规划的新观点》等专著，以及题目为《社会为何如此复杂：用新科学应对二十一世纪的挑战》和《融入未来：预测、情境、规划和个案》等译著。还曾在纽约时报中文网、中国青年报和浙江日报上发表多篇时事评论文章。
Haoying Han is full professor in the Zhejiang University (ZJU) College of Civil Engineering and Architecture (in the major of urban and rural planning), adjunct professor in the ZJU College of Public Affairs (in the majors of land resource management and urban management). He is the director of the ZJU Institute of Urban and Rural Planning Theories and Technologies, vice director of the ZJU Center for Urban and Regional Development Studies, vice director of the ZJU Center for New Urbanization Studies, associate editor of Journal of Urban Management (Elsevier journal, ESCI), councilor of the Urban Planning Society of China, councilor of the Urban Design Branch of Architecture Planning Society of China, councilor of the Big Data Committee of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies, councilor of the Zhejiang Province Research Association for Characteristic Towns, and the vice chair of the planning management academic board of the Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM). He received his B. Arch. and M. E. (in urban planning and design) degrees from Tsinghua University and Ph. D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He is also the visiting professor to University of Toronto (2018- 2019) and visiting scholar to Seoul National University (2013-2014).
He has been awarded Urban Planning Society of China Youth Science and Technology Award (2017, given to planning scholars and practitioners under 40, and only to six people every two years nationwide), Hua-Xia Construction Science and Technology Award First Prize (2012), Zhejiang Province Five-Star Young Teacher (2012), China Landscape Architecture Excellent Planning and Design Award First Prize (2011), Zhejiang Province Zhi-jiang Young Scholar (2011), Zhejiang University Advanced Individual in Impacting Knowledge and Educating People (2012), Zhejiang University Qiu-Shi Young Scholar (2011), Outstanding Advisor for Graduate Students (2010, 2011 and 2012), and Urban Planning Society of China Jinjingchang Best Paper Award (2010).
His research is focused on theories of urban complexity and planning decision making, and the empirical studies of urban containment tools including urban growth boundaries and greenbelts. He is author of many academic papers published on peer-reviewed international journals, including Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Landscape and Urban Planning, Land Use Policy, Cities, Habitat International, Sustainability, etc. He is also author of several influential books, including Urban Complexity and Planning: Theories and Computer Simulations, Theories and Applications of Urban Growth Boundaries (in Chinese), Behavioral Planning Theory: A New Logic of Urban Planning (in Chinese) and Complexity: The New Perspectives of Urban Planning (in Chinese).
He is the principle investigator of three national-level researches funded by China National Natural Science Foundation. He is also an active planning practitioner, helping provincial and local governments to establish and improve their urban development strategies and policies. Such local projects led by him include Territory Development Plan for Zhejiang Province—Important Control Lines and Control of Primary Space (2019), Spatial Distribution of Power Facilities Based on Urban and Rural Planning in Zhejiang Province (2018), Strategies to Develop the Qiantang Riverside Area of Hangzhou (2017), Plan for the Evacuation of the Non-Core Functions of Hangzhou (2017), Development Models for the Characteristic Towns (2017), Strategies to Preserve and Utilize the Cultural Landscapes of Hangzhou (2015-2016) , Demarcation of Urban Growth Boundaries in Hangzhou (2015), Strategies to Develop Hangzhou as a World-famous City (2015), etc.