Urban design and planning
Urban and rural governance
Doctor of Engineer, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, 2007
Master of Engineer, School of Architecture, Tianjin University, 2003
Bachelor of Engineer, School of Architecture, Tianjin University, 2000
2020.12- Associate Professor (Tenure)/ Special Research Fellow, Assistant to Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
2017.01-2017.02 Visiting Professor, Cardiff Metropolitan University
2015.07-2016.01 SPURS Fellow, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2012.12-2020.12 Associate professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
2008.12-2012.12 Lecturer, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Editor-in-charge, China City Planning Review
2007.07 -2008.10 Post-doctoral Researcher, TU Dortmund, Germany (Alexander Humboldt Scholar, Germany)
2007.07-2008.04 Visiting Scholar, Berlin Free University, Germany
MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
2019- International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, Editorial Board Member；
Urban Planning International, Editorial Board Member；
Resilient City Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies, Committee Member
2018- Urban Design Committee of Architectural Society of China, Committee Member
2016- Urban Regeneration Committee of Urban Planning Society of China, Committee Member, Vice Secretary
2015- Eco-city Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies, Committee Member
2015-2020 7th Architecture Discipline Appraisal Panel of the Academic Degree Committee of State Council of China, Secretary
2008- China City Planning Review, Editorial Board Member
2014-2020 HORIZON 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies Program, European Union, Expert Evaluator
SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS
 Spatial Identification and Urban Design Strategies to Urban Heat Vulnerability Based on Multisource Data Fusion (2020-2023）(principal investigator, funded by China Natural Science Foundation)
 Urban Regeneration System Construction and Management Strategies for Capital Beijing (2019-2021) (principal investigator, funded by Beijing Social Science Foundation)
 Collective Forms: Neighbourhood Transformations, Spatialized Governmentality and New Communities in China (2018-2020) (co-investigator, funded by the British Academy under the Humanities and Social Science Tacking, the UK’s International Challenges Programme)
 Study on Green Planning and Control Method and Its Optimization in New Urban Area, National Key Research and Development Program of China (2018-2021) (participant，funded by China Natural Science Foundation)
 A Study on Urban Design Strategies of Urban Open Space System to Improve Urban Thermal Environment: Based on Multiple Digital Technologies (2015-2017）(principal investigator, funded by China Natural Science Foundation)
 Research and Demonstration on Township Planning and Implementation Technologies (2014-2017) (principal investigator, funded by 12th Five-year National Science and Technology Support Project of China)
 Urban Design Management Approaches on Open Space System (2014-2017) (principal investigator, funded by Humanities and Social Science Research Projects of the Education Ministry of China)
 Urban Design Strategies and Management Mechanism to Optimize Urban Thermal Environment (2013-2015) (principal investigator, funded by Beijing Talent Youth Program)
 Metropolitan Region Governance: Cases from Germany and China (2010-2012) (principal investigator，funded by the Start-up Fund of the Ministry of Education for Returned Scientific Researchers in China)
 Comparative Study on Strategic Planning Between China and Germany: Beijing, Rhine-Ruhr and Berlin-Brandenburg (2007-2008) (principal investigator，funded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
HONOURS AND AWARDS
2020 1nd Prize, Excellent Urban and Rural Planning Projects of China, Urban Planning Association of China
2019, 2020 Excellent Responsible Planner (Community Planner), Beijing Urban Planning Society
2019 2nd Prize, Excellent Urban and Rural Planning Projects of Beijing, Beijing Urban Planning Society
2019 3nd Prize, Excellent Survey Reports, Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources
2018 2nd Prize, Excellent Survey Reports, Beijing Planning and Land-resource Commission
2018 1st Prize, Beijing Teaching Achievement Awards of High Education, Beijing Municipal Education Commission
2017 Best Track Paper, Best Congress Paper nominee, the AESOP 2017 Congress, Lisbon
2016 Honourable Paper Award, JIN-Jingchang Outstanding Paper Awards of Urban Planning of China
2016 Winner, International Urban Design Competition of Tongzhou, the Sub-Center of Beijing (AECOM-Tsinghua joint team)
2014 3rd Prize, Excellent Paper Awards of 2014 Conference of China Urban Economy Association
2013 Beijing Talent Youth, Beijing Municipal Commission of Education
2012 2nd Prize, Excellent Urban and Rural Planning Projects of China, Urban Planning Association of China
2011 1st Prize, Excellent Urban and Rural Planning Projects of Beijing, Beijing Urban Planning Society
2009 Honourable Paper Award, National Youth Urban Planning Paper Contest, Urban Planning Society of China
2009 1st Prize, Excellent Urban and Rural Planning Projects of Hebei Province, Urban Planning Association of Hebei Province
2007 German Chancellor Scholarship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2004 Excellent Paper Award, “Qiushi” National Planning Paper Contest, Urban Planning Society of China
 Tang Yan, Yang Dong. Urban Regeneration in China: Institutional Innovation of Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai. Routledge Press, 2021 (in-progress).
 Bian Lanchun, Tang Yan, Shen Zhenjiang eds. Chinese Urban Planning and Construction: From Historical Wisdom to Modern Miracles. Springer, 2021.
 Tang Yan, Yang Dong, Chen Kai, Zhu He. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region: Regional Governance under a Highly Centralized Political System. in, David Gómez-Álvarez, Eduardo López-Moreno, Robin Rajack eds., Steering the Metropolis: Metropolitan Governance for Sustainable Urban Development, Mexican city of Guadalajara: University of Guadalajara，2017:341-350. (Book Chapter)
 Tang Yan, Yang Dong. The Regeneration of Disused Military Airfields in China. in, Samer Bagaeen and Celia Clark eds., Sustainable Regeneration of Former Military Sites, New York: Routledge, 2016:160-183. (Book Chapter)
 Tang Yan, Kim Seiyong, Wei Hanbin et al. Urban Planning and Design in South Korea (in Chinese). Beijing:Tsinghua University Press, 2019.12.
 Tang Yan, Li Jing, Wang Xuemei, Yu Ruizhi. Street Design Guidelines: The Practice of Beijing Chaoyang District (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2019.10.
 Tang Yan, Yang Dong, Zhu He. The Innovation of Urban Regeneration Institutions in China: Experience from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2019.8.
 Tang Yan. Regulatory Planning (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2019.3.
 Tang Yan, Klaus R. Kunzmann eds. Culture, Creative Industries and Urban Regeneration (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2016.12.
 Gu Chaolin, Zhang Yue, Shao Lei, Tang Yan, Chen Jijun eds. Regional Planning Guidelines for County, Town, Township and Village (in Chinese)，Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2016.3.
 Tang Yan, Klaus R. Kunzmann eds. Creative City in Practice: European and Asian Perspectives (in Chinese). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press, 2013.10.
 Tang Yan. Make Urban Design Work: Institutions and Institutional Environment (in Chinese). Beijing: China Building Industry Press, 2012.2.
 Tang Yan. Regional Governance and Cooperation of Metropolitan Region in Germany (in Chinese). Beijing: China Building Industry Press, 2011.9.
 Matthew Carmona, Claudio De Magalhaes, Lucy Natarajan wrote; Tang Yan, Zhu He et al. translated. Design Governance: The CABE Experiment. Beijing: China Building Industry Press, 2020.
 Hugh Barton, Marcus Grant, Richard Guise, eds.; Tang Yan, Liang Sisi, Guo Leixian translated. Shaping Neighbourhoods: for Local Health and Global Sustainability. Beijing: China Building Industry Press, 2017.1.
 Un-Habitat wrote; Translation Team of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development translated. Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human Settlements 2007, Beijing: China Building Industry Press, 2014.9.
SELECTED JOURNAL PAPERS
 Cai Zhi, Tang Yan, Chen Kai, Han Guifeng. Assessing the Heat Vulnerability of Different Local Climate Zones in the Old Areas of a Chinese Megacity. Sustainability, 2019, 11, 2032:1-15.
 Tang Yan, Zhang Lu, Li Jing. A Comparative Study on Participatory Micro-Regeneration of Old Communities: From the Perspective of Social Capital. China City Planning Review,2019,28(04):50-58.
 Tang Yan, Liang Sisi, Yu Ruizhi. Theoretical and Practical Influences of Kevin Lynch in China. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2018, 84(3-4): 293-305.
 Tang Yan, Zhao Wenning, Gu Chaolin. Urbanization and Rural Development in the Beijing–Tianjin–Hebei Metropolitan Region: Coupling-Degree Model. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 2017, 143(1):04016028, 1-15.
 Tang Yan, Chen Kai. Governance of Urban Green Open Space for Responding to Climate Change. China City Planning Review, 2017(3):14-22.
 Tang Yan, Gary Hack. Transforming Urban Design Education at Tsinghua University. Urban Design and Planning, 2017,170(3): 107-120.
 Gu Chaolin, Tang Yan, Zhao Wenning. The Evolution of Rural Governance System in China and its Influences to Rural Spatial Planning. China City Planning Review, 2015.04:15-22.
 Tang Yan. A Review of Large-Scale Urban Design in China. Urban Design and Planning, 2014,167(10), DP5: 209-220.
 Tang Yan, Huang He. Beijing: Government-led Development of Culture and Creative Industrial Clusters. China City Planning Review. 2013(03): 29-38.
 Tang Yan, Klaus R. Kunzmann. The Evolution of Spatial Planning for Beijing. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung: 2008. 8.
 Tang Yan. Urban Design Transformation in the Era of Refined Governance: a Binary Thinking (in Chinese). City Planning Review, 2020(2): 20-26.
 Chen Kai, Tang Yan. Identification of Urban Areas Vulnerable to Heat Waves and Coping Strategies: a Case Study of Beijing Central City (in Chinese). City Planning Review, 2019(12):37-44+77.
 Li Jing, Tang Yan, Qi Mengnan, Peng Jingyi. Street Design Guidelines Compilation for Urban Governance, Chaoyang District, Beijing (in Chinese). Planners, 2018, 34(6): 42-48.
 Tang Yan. Study on Strategies to Revitalize the Old Industrial Land: Dealing with the “New Normal” Economy and “Stock Land” Development (in Chinese). Reform of Economic System, 2015(4): 102-108.
 Tang Yan. Transformation of Large-Scale Urban Design under the New-type Urbanization Background: towards a Strategic, Elaborative and Diversified Process (in Chinese). South Architecture, 2015(5):27-31.
 Wei Hanbin, Tang Yan, Jin Shiyong. Government Guidance and Government-citizen Collaborated Community Development in South Korea (in Chinese). Planners, 2015(5):145-150.
 Tang Yan, Xu Jingquan. Innovative Strategies and Approaches of Urban Design Institutions (in Chinese). Urban Problems, 2011(4): 16-21.
 Tang Yan. Comparative Case Study of Regional Governance of German Metropolitan Regions (in Chinese). Urban Planning International, 2010(6): 58-63.
 Tang Yan, Wu Weijia. Paradox and Controversy of Urban Design Institutions (in Chinese). City Planning Review, 2009(2):72-77.
 Tang Yan. The Experience of Brownfield Redevelopment in Ruhr Industrial Region (in Chinese). Urban Planning International, 2007(3):66-68.
 Tang Yan. Cultural Reflection on the Location Planning of Villages: With the Location Planning of Villages in Fengqiao Town of Jiaxing as an Example (in Chinese). Planners, 2006(4): 49-52.
 He Jing, Tang Yan, Chen Xinxin. Integrated Interactive Development of New Districts and the Historic Areas: An Approach to the Preservation and Regeneration of the Traditional Districts in China's Large Cities (in Chinese). City Planning Review, 2003(4):57-60.