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 and Director of Eco Urban Lab of the School of City and Regional Planning and the School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Perry’s work focuses on promoting ecological and energy performance of cities through urban design. He has been awarded prizes in international competitions continuously from 2005 in Asian cities, 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 by Tsinghua University. He has been involved in smart city projects in Japan from 2016 to 2020, including one of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic sites at Urawa Misono, in collaboration with Global Carbon Project (GCP) and the University of Tokyo.
Yang published extensively on ecological urban design. A new book Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the Internet of Things Era that he co-edits and co-authors was published in January 2020 by Elsevier. He is the guest editor of Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science for a 2019 theme issue Urban Systems Design: From Science for Design to Design in Science to explore new urban design research agenda and applications of emerging technologies, data analytics and urban automation to placemaking in the context of smart city movement.
Yang is also a faculty fellow of the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems at Georgia Tech. 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 2019. 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 of Architecture and Urban Design at the National University of Singapore from 2001 to 2008.
Perry Yang's CV
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Eco Urban Lab: https://planning.gatech.edu/eco-urban-lab
Eco Systems Design Studio Website: www.studioesd.com
*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