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Teaching Associate Professor

 WANG Yang

Teaching Associate Professor, Ph.D from the University of Waterloo, rich experiences in teaching and project implementation in urban planning and design fields.


2002-2006:Ph.D., Faculty of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada

2001-2003:M.S. in Planning, Urban Planning, University of Waterloo, Canada

1995-2000:B.Eng., Architecture, Tongji University, China


Working Experiences

2020.7 -  Present:Teaching Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

2019.1 - 2020.7:Senior Lecturer, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

2015 - 2018:Associate Dean, Grad School, Southern University of Science and Technology

2010-2014:Supervisor of MEM, Executive deputy director of Innovation Education Center, etc. College of Engineering, Peking University, China



Urban planning & Urban Design


Teaching Experiences

Sustech:Urban planning, Urban and Environment, Environmental Psychology, Social Research Methods and Ethics

Peking University:Dialogue with global innovative Masters, Innovative thinking



2006- present  The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

2006- present  American Planning Association (APA)


Research & Project Experiences

Funding from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development:

The Morphology of Mega-communities

Study on Pension Industry

Funding from Local Government:

《The Development of Affordable Housing in Beijing》

《The Mechanism of Cooperative Regional Development》

Projects from Local Government:

Master plan of Sanya City, Hainan Province

Rural Tourism Plan of Wenchang City, Hainan Province

Global Projects:

Garrison Woods Infill Community Planning Project

Crestmont Community Urban/Rural Interface Planning & Design Project

Deerfoot Meadows Brownfield Redevelopment Planning Project

Mahogany Sustainable New Community Planning Project

Hopewell Integrated New Town Planning Project



[1] Wang, Yang., and G. Wall, Administrative Arrangements in Top-down Tourism Planning, Tourism Management, 27, 4.

[2] Wang, Yang. and G. Wall, Sharing the Benefits of Tourism: A Case Study in Hainan, China, Environments, 33, 1.

[3] Wang, Yang. and G. Wall, Resorts and Residents: Stress and Conservatism in a Displaced Community. Tourism Analysis, 10, 1.

[4] Mu Xiaoyan, Wang Yang (corresponding author); Homogeneous Settlement and Community Reconstruction in the Socio-spatial Evolution in Mega-cities. Human Geography, 2013, 05

[5] Wang, Yang. and G. Wall., Perspectives on Tourism Planning in China. In (Eds.) Gartner, W. C. and C. H. C. Hsu, Handbooks of Tourism Research. The Haworth Press, Inc. (in press).

[6] Wang, Yang. Place Making and Downtown Revitalization: A Case Study of Haikou, China. Walk21 2007. 2007.10

[7] Wang, Yang. Tourism Development vs Community Development: Case Studies in Hainan, China. CIP 2005. 2005.7

[8] Wang, Yang. The Transition of Tourism Planning Model and Theories. Graduate Student Research Conference 2004. 2004.2

[9] Wang, Yang. The Planning and Management of Special Events. CIP 2003. 2003.7