Global Summer/Winter School
S026 Sustainable Ecological Design in China


Session A


Course Title: S026 Sustainable Ecological Design in China

Duration: 2019.7.11-2019.7.26 (2 weeks) 

Campus: Minhang


Course Description:

This course aims to introduce sustainable ecological design in China to participants. Key focuses include history, development, current status, and the future of Chinese and Shanghai sustainable ecological design. The course will incorporate the ecological thoughts withinn traditional Chinese gardens, sustainable ecological theories, sustainable ecological design practice, the application of fauna within sustainable ecological design. Through theory lectures, field trips, case studies, and design practices, students will come to fully understand the sustainable ecological design in China.



  • Field trips to traditional Chinese gardens in Suzhou to understand the ecological thoughts encompassed within traditional Chinese Gardens (The Humble Administrator’ s garden, Master of Nets Garden…etc.).


  • Field trips of landscape such as the West Lake area in Hangzhou. Through this students will experience the progression of ecological thought from ancient China to modern China.


  • Field trips at Fangta garden, Drunken Bai Pond, and Yu Garden to understand the ecological thoughts entrenched in traditional Chinese gardens in Shanghai. A visit to the Chenshan Botanic garden to learn about sustainable ecological design practice.


  • By the end of this 2-week study experience, students should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the history, theory, and practice, of sustainable ecological design in not only Shanghai but also the rest of China.



Prof. Shengquan CHE


Professor Che is a doctoral supervisor and the Vice Dean of the School of Design. His research areas include the education and research of landscape ecological planning and design, landscape evaluation and protection, as well as rural landscaping.


Prof. Yun WANG


Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor from the School of Design, and the department head of Landscape Architecture. He has a multi-disciplinary background of landscape planning, design and architecture. His research areas are focused on the culture, history and construction of Chinese gardens. He has supervised more than 200 planning and design projects.


Prof. Dongqin TANG


Dr. Tang is an Associate Professor from the School of Design. She has an interdisciplinary background of botany, biochemistry, and molecular biology. She has hosted many national programs regarding the ecological system of forests, urban forests in Shanghai, flower selection, and the gene cloning of ACS.




Dr. Chen obtained her Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida. She is in charge of undergraduate courses including preliminary design, landscape planning and design. Her major research areas are ecosystem planning, ecological protection and restoration.


Dr.Bingqin YU


Dr. Yu is a visiting scholar from the TU Berlin. Her research fields are theoretical research and practical sponge cities, urban community’s ecological recreation, planning and design of an ecological community, Western modern history and the practice of landscaping.



Attendance and daily score: 20%;

Group presentation: 50%;

Final program summary: 30%



Program Director : Prof. Yun Wang (

Program Coordinator: Dr. Dan Chen (

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