Kongjian Yu received his Doctor of Design at the Harvard GSD. He is the founder of the College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University and Turenscape, an internationally awarded firm of architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. Yu’s projects received numerous international awards, including the 2009 ULI Global Award for Excellence, the 2010 and 2012 ASLA Award of Excellence, and 9 other ASLA Honor Awards, a three-time winner of the “Landscape of the Year” Award in the World Architecture Festival in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Yu publishes widely; his current publications include The Beautiful Big Foot, Landscape as Ecological Infrastructure and The Art of Survival. Through his works, Yu tries to reconstruct ecological infrastructure across scales and to define a new aesthetics based on environmental ethics. Yu served the Master Jury for the Aga Kahn Architecture Award in 2010, and the Super Jury for 2011 World Architecture Festival.