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Yiwen Wang

Senior Associate Professor

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20102024

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Yi-Wen Wang holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, UK, specializing in 20th-century heritage conservation and management. She joined the Department of Urban Planning and Design at XJTLU in 2011 and has taken the lead in teaching the postgraduate studio module Place Making and Urban Design and the theoretical module Heritage, Historic District, and Conservation. Her research is centered on urban conservation and management, with a particular focus on the socio-cultural aspects of heritage-led regeneration in both urban and rural settings. She is particularly interested in the conflicting interests and voices surrounding the selection and interpretation of buildings and sites as heritage, including the listing of post-war social housing and the repurposing of obsolete industrial and institutional structures. Beyond the academic pursuits, she has undertaken practice-based research initiatives aimed at introducing gradual physical and socio-economic transformations to historic cities. These efforts are designed to engage local stakeholders and communities in a bottom-up approach to regeneration, fostering a sense of ownership and connection with their cultural heritage.

Research interests

urban conservation and heritage-led regeneration

20th-century heritage conservation

industrial heritage and adaptive reuse

historic rural landscape and community-based tourism development

uncomfortable heritage and dark tourism

Experience

Senior Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2022 to present

Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2016 to 2022

Visiting Scholar, School of Architecture, Planning Landscape, Newcastle University - 2016

Lecturer, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2011 to 2016

Postgraduate Research Assistant, Urban Design Research Group, Departmetn of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham - 2010 to 2011

Design Studio Tutor, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham - 2007 to 2009

Project Designer, Yan-Liang Lin Architect amp; Associates - 2004 to 2005

Interior Designer, Sustainable Design House - 2003 to 2005

Research Assistant, Department of Architecture, Tunghai University - 1999 to 2003

Teaching

UPD404 Heritage, Historic Districts and Conservation

UPD407 Place Making and Urban Design

UPDCDE404 Heritage, Historic Districts and Conservation

UPDCDE407 Place Making and Urban Design

UPDCDE409 Dissertation

UPDCDE002 Introduction to Urban Planning amp; Design

UPDCDE101 Issues and Practice of Planning in China I

UPDCDE106 Issues and Practice of Planning in China II

UPDCDE109 History and Purpose of Planning

UPDCDE202 Rural Planning

UPDCDE205 Planning Methodology

UPDCDE207 Spatial Design and the Built Environment I

UPDCDE305 Final Year Project and Dissertation

UPDCDE306 Urban Design Project

UPDCDE307 Urban Design

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK - 2012

M.Arch , Department of Architecture, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan - 2003

BSc (Hons) , Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan - 1996

Person Types

  • Staff

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