Doctor of Design,
KONGJIAN YU, received Doctor of Design Degree at Harvard GSD, has been a professor of urban and regional planning and landscape architecture since 1997, and was the founding dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University. He is the founder and design principal of Turenscape. His pioneering researches on ecological security patterns and sponge city have been adopted by the Chinese government as guiding theory for nationwide ecological urbanism campaign, and have had significant impact on national environmental policies in China. Yu has published over 20 books and 300 articles. Big feet Revolution, Art of Survival, and Deep Form are some of the key words that depicted his design philosophy and research. His work has been featured in in publications such as Scientific American (Dec. 2018), Landscape Architecture Magazine (Feb.2012),and two recently published books: Letters to Chinese Leaders: Kongjian Yu and the Future of the Chinese City, and Designed Ecologies: The landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu. His ecological approach to urbanism has been implemented in over 200 cities in China and abroad. His projects won numerous international awards including 12 ASLA Excellence and Honor Awards,5 WAF World Best Landscape of The Year Awards, and an ULI global award of excellence. He is founder and chief editor of the internationally awarded magazine Landscape Architecture Frontier.Yu lectured worldwide including over 60 keynote speeches on international conferences, and taught for 5 year at Harvard GSD as visiting professor. He was elected International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of American Society of Landscape Architects, and received the Doctor Honoris Causa in Landscape and Environment from the Sapienza University of Rome, and Honorary Doctor in Landscape Architecture from Norwegian University of Life Sciences.