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Fall 2023: The Wisdom of Water: A Special Workshop on Landscape Architecture

A special workshop on Landscape Architecture conducted by Turenscape Academy with Bengal Institute

Date: 9th – 22nd October, 2023


We are pleased to announce the group of special tutors from Turenscape Academy who will conduct the workshop in Xixinan. The group represents a richly diverse and wide range of topics and expertise in landscape architecture and ecology.
Kongjian Yu
Founder and Principal Designer, Turenscape; Professor and Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University; Doctor of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1995; Doctor Honoris Causa in Landscape and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2017; Honorary Doctor in Landscape Architecture, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, 2019; Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2012; 2020 IFLA Sir Geffrey Jellico Award Winner; International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016.
Dihua LI
Associate professor of college of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, vice dean of Graduate School of Landscape Architecture, Peking University, and member of Academic Commission of Urban Ecological Construction, Chinese Society of City Planning. He has multiple background in urban ecology and landscape planning practice. Immediately after the Wenchuan Earthquake, he organized a group of people to publishing a book, manual of post-quake reconstruction, for a harmonious ecological home, which is a part of major contribution from Peking University during that time. He also took charge of Post-quake Reconstruction Planning of Wolong National Natural Reserve. He led some innovative Ecological City Planning and Land Use Planning Projects in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shunde (Guangzhou), Inner-Mongolia and Wuhan, Hangzhou and Taizhou (Zhejiang). His publications are focusing on ecological urban studies and landscape researches.
Zhifang Wang
Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University; Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environment, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. His research interests are: Sustainable planning and design as well as performance assessment, science-practice interface, ecosystem services, human wellbeing, green infrastructure, vernacular landscape, and ecological restoration.
Shuhan Shi
Lecturer at the School of Sports, Leisure, and Tourism, Beijing Sport University; Doctor of Human Geography, Peking University; Joint Ph.D. Program with the University of California, Berkeley; Master’s degree in Geography, Landscape Architecture, Peking University. Research Areas: Outdoor Sports Facilities, Outdoor Recreation and Leisure, Cultural Landscapes. Published papes on Structural Characteristics and Contemporary Value of Traditional Water Cultural Landscapes in Huizhou Region.
Changhui Zheng
Architecture Design Teacher at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts; Master of Architecture from the College of Fine Arts, Libin, architect, expert in design sketching, painter, and director of the Chinese Youth Designers Alliance.
Shan Shan Wu
Director of Turenscape Research Institute; Ph.D. from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Specializing in the research of Wetland Ecology
Jianing Li
Ph.D. candidate in Landscape Architecture at Peking University. Specializing in the research and practice of heritage village revitalization. Involved in research projects related to landscape interpretation and ecological infrastructure.
Mengyue Zhang
The Director of Landscape Institute at Turenscape One Division. Master’s in Landscape Architecture from the San Francisco Art Institute in the United States. Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Student Organization. The “Chongqing Tongnan Dafo Temple Wetland Park” project, in which he/she participated in the design, won the Best Landscape Award at the 2021 AZ Award.
Ying Xiong
LEED Green Building Certification Expert. Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Arizona State University in the US. Specializes in landscape planning and tourism planning.
Huixian Wang
Director of Turenscape Academy, and Assistant to Professor Yu Kongjian. Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Dalian University of Technology
Ruojing Hao
Academic Director of Turenscape Academy; Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Peking University.