Global Summer/Winter School
S027 Green City Green Future


Session A


Course Title:S027 Green City Green Future

Duration: 2019.7.11-2019.7.26 (2 weeks) 

Campus: Xuhui


Course Description

This course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the environmental and resource implications of urban planning and construction within the context of green development. It discusses the cause and impact of climate change, and the issues of how modern urban development can mitigate or react to such impacts. It also considers the theoretical and methodological basis of approaches to justify various design choices made at different stages of urban development. On the practical side, it also introduces state-of-the-art green technologies, and tools that may contribute to the sustainable development through several visits to exemplar projects or the engagement of hand-on activities.

The course is open to students from various background and levels. A broad course coverage was designed which is embedded in a PROJECT based exercise. Multiple novel delivery methods will be employed including specialist seminars, technical visits, work exhibition, and interactive debates with professionals. It has been proven that this type of project-based delivery method has incredibly helped students understand the key contents around the main subject.

In order to enhance students’ learning experience during the course, a Buddy scheme will be arranged where each international student will be allocated with a local student acting as a buddy. Buddies will provide assistance for both study and living in Shanghai.



  • First class delivery team comprising world class academics and industrialists with rich global experience in the subject area.


  • A well-mixed delivery method including class-teaching, virtual reality simulation, site/office visits, group project, and hand-on activities.


  • A visit to the world’s second highest building, the highest LEED platinum project, Shanghai Tower located in Shanghai.


  • A visit to the world’s first 3D printing building Winsun located in Suzhou.


  • An experience of interviewing the project management team of Shanghai Disney Project, one of the world’s most complicated projects.


  • Two site visits, i.e. an off-site construction project and an award winning green building.


  • Tours of Shanghai city and its municipal construction together with a visit to the Shanghai Construction Museum.


  • An experience of working on a real life global project mentored with the practitioners of global consultancy company in Shanghai.


  • Have social networking activities with the Students/Graduates/Chartered Members of ICE (the largest learned society in Civil Engineering in the world) in the region near Shanghai.



Prof. Jian YANG


Prof. Jian Yang, Deputy Head in the Department of Civil Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Yang has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy at various universities/companies, most of which were from the UK. He is one of the youngest Fellow of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a chartered member of the Institute of Structural Engineers (MIStructE). He serves on several international and national professional committees, e.g. UK Concrete Society, IStructE, ICE and Chinese Ceramic Society. Yang also sits on the editorial board for the Magazine of Concrete Research, Glass Structures and Engineering, the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. In his present role, he is leading a team mainly focusing on the research in the field of sustainable construction materials and novel structural systems including recycled concrete, and other newly emerging construction materials such as integrated structural and functional glass. He is also researching the Modern Method of Construction including PC and 3D modular steel constructions. In 2016, he was awarded as one of the ’10 Kaiyuan Lecturers’.



Prof. Charalampos Baniotopoulos


Prof. Baniotopoulos (LB) is Professor and Chair of Sustainable Energy Systems, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Taylor’s University, Malaysia and Honorary Professor at JUST, Jordan. He is the head of the group of Structural Engineering lecturing in the graduate and post-graduate program of Civil Engineering courses. During 1998 to 2014, LB was Full Professor and Director of the Institute of Metal Structures, School of Civil Engineering, at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He acted also as Head of that School from 2006 to 2008 and 2008-10 respectively. He has been Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Visiting Professor at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (2011), HCM Visiting Fellow at the JRC-Ispra, Italy (1993-94) and AvH Research Fellow at the TU Aachen, Germany (1987-88). He acted as member of Management Committees of several COST Actions of Urban Development (1996 to date) and Chair of the COST Action TU1304 (2014-2018). He coordinated as project leader more than 50 research projects funded by national and international research organizations, and the private sector (industry). He is the author or editor of 18 engineering books and author/co-author of more than 300 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.


Prof. Jamal Khatib


Prof. Khatib is presently the Professor of Civil Engineering (Sustainable Construction Materials), Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) - UK. He was awarded the ‘Shanghai Foreign Expert’ in 2015 and is now a visiting professor in SJTU. His research areas mainly fall in the area of sustainable construction materials. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 250 refereed academic journal & conference papers; text books, research seminars and workshops; articles and features in the construction press. He sits on the technical committees of many international research conferences. He is an Editorial Board member of four academic Journals and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emerging Trend in Engineering & Applied Sciences.


Mr. Gonzalo Ortega Barnuevo


Mr. Barnuevo is the Director of OSA Spain. He is a chartered Architect with over 25 years architectural design experience, resulting in over 100 design projects. One of his key design philosophys is to design buildings passively, where natural resources can be fully utilized. His work has won numerous awards both internationally and nationally.




Attendance and professionism: 40%

Project presentation and Q&A: 40%

Innovation/critical comments: 20%



Program Director : Prof. Jian Yang (

Program Coordinator: Dr. Bai Li (   

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