WANG Fang, Ph.D., is a Professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University, and the director of the Sino-German Joint Laboratory on Urbanization and Locality Research, and a registered urban planner. After receiving a Ph.D. in architectural design and theory from Tsinghua University, Prof. WANG completed her postdoctoral research in geography with a concentration in urban planning at Peking University. From 2011 to 2012, she was a visiting scholar at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prof. WANG’s research concerns the cultural landscape and its locality in urban and rural areas, which includes the preservation and renewal of historical architecture, historical districts and regional linear heritage corridor. The representative accomplishments include “Urban and rural memory” and “Geo-Architecture and Landscape”.
Prof. WANG has published eight books (six at Springer, including Beijing Urban Memory, Geo-Architecture and Landscape series, Urbanization and Locality, five of which have been collected in the Harvard library) and more than 80 academic papers and translated nine books from English to Chinese for publication. She has directed one project subsidized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, No. 51078003), co-hosted three Sino–German Center projects (Nos. GZ 1086, GZ 1156, GZ 1201) jointly subsidized by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the German Science Foundation (DFG), and piloted in seven other projects that received provincial and ministry–level funding. As team leader, she won the Second Prize of the Land Resources Science and Technology Award in 2015, sponsored by the Ministry of Land and Resources of the People’s Republic of China.