Global Summer/Winter School
S025 Strategic Design for the Enhancement of Architectural, Urban, Environmental Resources

Duration: 2018.7.11-2018.7.26 (2 weeks)


Campus: Xuhui


Course Description: 

This course provides lectures on Chinese culture on space and building, the Chinese property market and architecture regulation, to give international students a general understanding of Chinese architecture. Students will learn more about the construction and protection of Chinese traditional architecture by courses provided and visiting some relics. In addition, students from different countries can work together with others and exchange their ideas. Professor Ilaria Valente will work together with SJTU professors and other foreign professors based on the joint research about Chinese architecture and cities. Furthermore, classes about the operation of the Chinese design Market will be offered for those who are interested in working in China in the future.






  • Study at SJTU to experience campus culture and learn Chinese culture;


  • Understand the historical development and modern architecture of Shanghai by visiting the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Center and Shanghai Bund;


  • Exchange ideas by working with students from different countries;





Prof. Ilaria Valente



Ilaria Valente (Milano, 1958) is a professor in architectural and urban design and the dean of the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Construction Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research is devoted to theory, tools, and design methods with particular attention to the architecture of open and public spaces, urban morphology, architectural typology and the shape of infrastructures in contemporary territories. She was the consultant of the municipality of Milan for research on the morphology of inner and peripheral urban fabrics, which has become part of the new municipal urban plan of Milan (2005). Her educational program has involved numerous design studios exploring the possibility of recycling, with permanent or temporary uses, areas and buildings in a state of decay and neglect and was exhibited at several Triennale di Milano. “The quiet revolution" (2000) was hosted in Vienna, Berlin, London, Seville, Japan, Mexico and Latin America. Ilaria Valente collaborated with prominent Italian architectural reviews such as "Domus", "Casabella"and "Urbanistica".She has participated as a lecturer in several seminars and symposiums and as a visiting critic in Italy and abroad.


Alessandra Oppio


She is an associate professor of appraisal at  the Politecnico of Milano in the department of architecture and urban studies. She has PhD in programming, maintenance and development of building and urban systems. Oppio teaches at the school of architecture and society of Politecnico of Milano. Her research topics are: the economic evaluation of cultural heritage and environmental goods; decision science and multicriteria evaluation; evaluation of projects’ sustainability. Her research and teaching integrate real estate finance and development with architectural and landscape heritage and preservation. She is a reviewer for several international journals (Chemical Engineering Transaction, AIDIC; Territorio, FrancoAngeli; Smart and Sustainable Built Environment; Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy from 2013) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Public Finance and Economics (from 2015) and the journal of the Italian Society of Italian Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Decision Values and Evaluations (from 2012). Lastly she is the chief editor of the Green Energy and Tehnology, SIEV series.


Charlie Gullström


She is an architect in SAR/MSA at KTH, Sweden, where she combines teaching with research and leads the interdisciplinary research group KTH Smart Spaces: Architecture & Interactive Media (EU FP7 COMPEIT 2014-2016; EIT DIGITAL Lead, Mediating Presence 2011-2014). Being design-driven research having practiced for over twenty years, she addresses the fusion of architecture and media technology facilitated by new information and communication technology (digitalisation, interactive architecture, virtual public space, presence research). Her particular interests concern the contribution of architects to a highly-mediated society, given that new digital tools have thoroughly changed the way humans interact and communicate. This has the potential for innovative architectural design to foster new sustainable behavior patterns. In 2017, Gullström will be involved in research initiatives relating to a new innovation programme for Smart Sustainable Cities. Gullström is a board member of the recently established Centre for the Future of Places (Dr Tigran Haas, KTH ABE). She has previously served as the centre director for the VINNOVA centre of excellence for sustainable communications at KTH and was responsible for its formation and growth from 2005-2007.


Prof. Ma Wenjun


With degrees in city planning and city management he has been engaged in urban climate maps, smart city planning and directing research projects such as the next generation of infrastructure, smart city planning of Shanghai for 2040 together with the Shanghai Municipal Planning and Land Resource Administration Bureau, Shanghai Municipal Meteorological Service Centre and other units. Combining economical, sociological and geographical methods in urban study, he has been qualified as a China registered city planner and China registered real estate appraiser. He has integrated practical works in planning and design with scientific research using quantitative studies.



Attendance: 20%

Participation in question discussion: 30%

Final design report: 50%



Program Director : Prof. Ma Wenjun (

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