Ph.D. (Building and Planning), National Taiwan University
M.S. (Urban Studies and Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc. (Building and Planning), National Taiwan University
B.Sc. (Agriculture Engineering/ Bio-Environmental Systems Engineering), National Taiwan University
Perry Yang is an Associate Professor jointly appointed to School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the Covestro (Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor of UNEP Institute at Tongji University. He directs Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech and Tongji University. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he was a Fulbright Scholar and SPURS Fellow at MIT from 1999 to 2000 and an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore from 2001 to 2008. Perry’s work focuses on promoting the ecological and energy performance of cities through urban design. He has been awarded prizes in international competitions continuously from 2005, including the 2009 World Games Park at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a project opened in July 2009 and featured by CNN as “an eco-friendly venue”. His urban design work was published in the January 2010 issue Ecological Urbanism at WA (World Architecture), a leading architecture journal in China. His most recent urban design awards include the 3rd place in Hangzhou’s 2022 Asian Games Athletes Village design competition, and the 1st prize in an international competition for Contemporary Art District in Nansha, Guangzhou in 2017.
Yang is currently involved in smart city projects including one of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics sites in Japan, in collaboration with Global Carbon Project (GCP) and the University of Tokyo. He is the guest editor of Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, a leading journal in urban planning and design for the theme issue “Urban Systems Design” to explore new urban design research agenda in the context of smart city movement. He is a board member of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE), and a scientific committee member of International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) to chair the session on Urban Energy Systems Design for ICAE from 2014 to 2018. He is editing a book Urban Systems Design for Smart Communities in the IoT Era that is to be published in 2019 by Elsevier. Perry was recently appointed the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Fellow from 2018 to help advance the Institute’s vision, mission, values, and objectives on sustainability across the community of Georgia Tech.
(International Urban Design Studio)
CP6053 Applied Planning Studio: Urban Design - MCRP Program
ARCH6072 Design and Research Studio - MArch Program
CP6836-C/ARCH6447-PY/ARCH4803-PY Urban Ecological Design - MCRP, MArch, MSUD Programs
CP8823 PY/ARCH8823 PY Site Planning and Urban Simulation - MCRP, MArch, MSUD Programs
Eco Urban Lab: http://www.ecourbanlab.org
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xgr9J9MAAAAJ&hl=en
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*2015. Curator, Resilient Urban Systems: Studio, Research, Design and Image, the Stubbins Gallery, College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, August 26 – September 11, 2015.
urban design, urban simulation, GIS, landscape ecology, industrial ecology, energy performance of urban environments, urban ecology