Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Zhiqiang Wu is professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He has held the positions of Chief Planner of the World Expo in Shanghai (2010), Chief Planner of the Earthquake Placement Plan in Sichuan, and chief planner or consultant in 11 major cities throughout China. He has been responsible for more than 80 urban architectural design and planning projects, including the New Town Baltic Pearl for Saint Petersburg, and has been in charge of eco-city plans and green building complex designs in 19 Chinese cities.
As a pioneer in the Chinese architectural profession and a key leader in professional organizations, including vice president and founding member of the China Green Building Council and Chinese Building Energy Efficiency Council, Prof. Wu has shaped the new urban design discipline in China. He has conducted over 40 methodology research projects on eco-city and green building design and planning, published more than 180 articles in international and national journals, and compiled more than 32 books.
Prof. Wu has received numerous awards for his design and planning work as well as his research. He has been granted eight honorary titles domestically and internationally for his contribution to the transformation of the speed-oriented urban development in China into a sustainability-oriented one. He has been selected as an Academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, permanent member of the Coordinator of Validation Group, UNESCO-UIA World Architectural Education Council, and President of the Asia Planning Education Association (1999-2005).