Kongjian Yu
China

Kongjian Yu is professor of urban and regional planning, and founder and dean of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, at Peking University. He received his Doctor of Design degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1995. Professor Yu is the founder and president of Turenscape, one of the first and largest private architecture and landscape architecture firms in China. His practice includes planning and design of landscapes and urban development, such as the national Ecological Infrastructure Planning and new urban development design projects in major cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. Professor Yu’s projects have received numerous awards, including five American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Honor, Design and Planning awards, as well as many international design competition prizes. His projects have been featured in leading journals such as Landscape Architecture, Architecture Review and Topos. Professor Yu has been keynote speaker for three International Federation of Landscape Architects world congresses and two ASLA annual conferences, and has been invited to lecture and design critique at more than 30 universities worldwide, and is visiting professor of landscape architecture and urban planning and design at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has published widely: recent titles include Back to Land (2009); The Art of Survival – Recovering Landscape Architecture (2006); and Negative Planning (2005). He is the chief editor of Landscape Architecture China (published in Chinese and English), and member of the editorial board for the Journal of Landscape Architecture. He serves as member of several expert committees for the ministries of Housing, Rural and Urban Construction, Culture and Land Resources of China, and for the City of Beijing.

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