Speakers

 

Austin Williams, convenor, Masterplanning the Future.

Austin Williams is the director of the Future Cities Project; lecturer in Architecture at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China; and China correspondent, The Architectural Review. He is the author of ‘The Enemies of Progress: The dangers of sustainability’; and co-edited of ‘The Future of Community’ and ‘The Lure of the City: From Slums to Suburbs (2011). He was the Technical Editor of the Architects’ Journal, architecture critic with BBC London, and transport commentator on the Daily Telegraph. He is now producer/director at FCP Ltd as an independent film-maker, producer and writer.

He has written for a wide range of magazines and newspapers: from ‘Top Gear’ to The Tablet; from ‘Wired‘ to ‘New Humanist‘. He founded “mantownhuman – Manifesto: Towards A New Humanism”, reproduced in Penguin Classics’ “100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists“. www.futurecities.org.uk
Theodore Dounas, Theodore dounas is an architect, designer and researcher. He is founding partner of the multidisciplinary architecture office archIV+ (www.archIVplus.org) and a lecturer at XJTLU Department of Architecture.
His architecture practice spans from the physical to the digital realm, with over 60 completed buildings. His office archIV+ operates in the fields of architecture, cultural anthropology, digital design, urban design and planning and fashion. His architecture projects and academic work has been awarded numerous times in competitions and conferences, in an international level.
He is a founding member of the Blender Educational Board of the Blender Foundation and of the TOSMI project in Europe, involving designers, filmmakers, directors and architects in the use of open source software. He has lectured extensively on using blender and volunteers his time in promoting the use of Blender in all design fields, along with writing the first ever trainer’s manual on the subject.
He holds an Architect Engineer Master’s Degree and is at the final stages of finishing his PhD, both from Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Ben Hughes, Visiting Professor, School of Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing.

Ben trained as an Industrial Designer in the UK before moving abroad to work for consultancies in Taiwan and Australia. In 1999 he returned to London, where he was Course Director of MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins until 2011. He has contributed over 100 articles, chapters and papers to conferences and publications including Design & Emotion Moves (2008), The Secret Lives of Objects (2008), Phaidon Design Classics (2006), Engineering and Product Design Education Conference, International Design Congress, Design and Emotion Conference, European Academy of Design Conference, Industrial Design Society of America Conference.

Since founding the Claystation organisation in 2003, he has helped to create over 20 interactive exhibitions in 5 countries.In 2011 he relocated to Beijing, where he is a Visiting Professor of Industrial Design at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. As well as writing and research, Ben continues to practice design, and consults on industrial design, brand and marketing.
Pascal Hartmann, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Head of the R&D Department, logon architects.

Pascal Hartmann studied Sociology, Linguistics and Computer Lingusitics in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He graduated with a thesis about the works of Walter Benjamin in 2006. He came to Shanghai the same year and joined logon architecture in May 2007. He became the head of the newly founded R&D department in 2009 and was promoted to the Chief Strategy Officer in 2011. He developed concepts and strategies for numerous projects in China, most notable the 800 Show Creative Park in Shanghai and the Shanghai Museum of Glass.
Anu Leinonen, Project director, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Anu Leinonen has recently taken a position in the Danish architectural office BIG, leading the China team in large scale project in Tianjin as project director. Previously, she was senior architect at OMA on the Dutch Embassy project in Berlin, a project that received the Mies van de Rohe price in 1999. In 2002 she joined the competition team of CCTV headquarters, and later continued in the project as senior architect. In 2004 she moved to Beijing to follow the project through construction as project architect for the headquarter building. As an associate of OMA she has been responsible for a number of competitions in Asia, including KT headquarters in Seoul, China Mobile technological center in Beijing and Shanghai Financial center.

She holds a master degree in architecture from Technical University of Tampere.Anu Leinonen also participates in humanitarian voluntary work, providing architectural consultation for several non-governmental organizations in he Philippines and China. She is actively participating in the heritage protection of Beijing Hutongs.
James Palmer, author.

James Palmer is the author of The Bloody White Baron (Faber, 2008) and The Death of Mao (Faber, 2012.) He won the Shiva Naipaul Prize for travel writing in 2003, and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Prize in 2008.  He was born in Manchester in 1978 but has largely avoided the UK since graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge in 2000.

A Beijinger of eight years standing, he also works as an editor for the English-language version of the Global Times and writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing on city life.

 

Alastair Donald, Department of Architecture, Design and Fashion, British Council, UK.

Alastair Donald is a researcher and urban designer, currently at the British Council as assistant curator and catalogue editor for exhibition Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. He has researched mobility and space at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, University of Cambridge, where he convened the conference Minimum… or Maximum Cities? He is co-author of The Future of Community.

He has written for a range of publications including  Architecture Review, Blueprint, Building Design, Urban Design, The Guardian, The Independent, World Architecture 2010 and Architectural Journal.
Alan Dunlop, Alan Dunlop Architects and Robert Gordon University.

Alan Dunlop is a leading architect and has just completed a successful term as the Distinguished Victor L. Regnier Visiting Chair in Architecture at Kansas State University and as the Mahlum Endowed Lecturer at the University of Washington. He is currently Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture. He is also the external examiner at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University school of architecture in Suzhou. A Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Society of Arts, he was educated in London and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow.

He has completed many award winning projects and has won over fifty national and international awards, including Europa Nostra; Royal Institute of British Architects Awards; the Scottish Design Awards: Grand Prix for Architecture and two International Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum. His project for Hazelwood School was listed as one the top five schools of the 21st Century by Architectural Record. His drawings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and the Royal Scottish Academy. In 2008, he was awarded the Royal Gold Medal in Architecture from the Royal Scottish Academy.
Michael Owens, associate director: Smart Urbanism Alliance; editorial board member, Local Economy Journal, UK.

Michael is the founder and owner of the planning and regeneration consultancy MOA and is an associate of SMART URBANISM. As Head of Development Policy at the London Development Agency, Michael played a leading role in developing London’s Thames Gateway strategy and chaired the client group for the Lower Lea Regeneration Framework. He was formerly Chief Executive of Leaside Regeneration Company. Michael’s expertise lies in delivering complex regeneration projects though public/ private partnerships, drawing on experience gained in East London, Park Royal, and North West England. Michael has developed place- based strategies to deliver long term economic advantages for urban communities.
Chris Hardie, associate partner, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

In 2010, Chris relocated to Shanghai where he founded schmidt hammer lassen’s Shanghai Office and currently leads the studio’s operations in China and the Asia Pacific. In its first year of operation the Shanghai office won several prestigious competitions and commissions including a new 100,000m2 Headquarters for Ningbo Daily Newspaper Group, a new Water Research Facility in Wuxi, a 60,000m2 luxury high rise residential project on the outskirts of Taipei, a sustainable office development adjacent to the Chinese pavilion in Shanghai and a new 6000m2 contemporary Art Museum in Pudong for a renowned London-based art gallery. Chris has led, with the partners, the design of a new commercial and residential development in the new city of Tongzhou, on the western outskirts of Beijing; due for completion in 2014.

As an individual in 2005, Chris won an international competition for a new cultural pavilion in Coney Island, New York, and his subsequent thesis entitled ”The Pavilion: Symbol of Recreation and Regeneration” was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2007.
Mary Ann O’Donnell, editor, Architectural Worlds, School of Architecture, Shenzhen University.

Mary is an artist-ethnographer at the Shenzhen University School of Architecture. She contributes to cross-disciplinary projects that elucidate the lived meaning of rural urbanization and its discontent. In 2011, she curated Boom! Shenzhen for the 2011 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Architectural Biennale. Her research has been published in positions: east asian culture(s) critique, Hong Kong Cultural Studies, Gastronomica, and The Theatre Review.

Since 2005, her blog, Shenzhen Noted has provided anthropological commentary on the politics, culture, and patterns of urbanization in Shenzhen, earning a public citizenship award from The Southern Metropolis (南方都市报) in 2011.
Stephen Gillham, Chairman BDP ShanghaiSteve is a main board director.

Originally based in Manchester, he is now head of BDP’s Shanghai studio where he also leads the architecture profession. Steve has 23 years` experience in all aspects of retail design, masterplanning, mixed-use regeneration schemes; department stores; shopping centres and other types of retail outlet. He took a leading role in masterplanning Liverpool ONE, helping regenerate 42 acres of city centre space. He has recently won the major urban regeneration masterplan of the Sanshui District in heart of the city of Foshan,

The Shanghai studio is currently developing new masterplans throughout China, including detailed designs for the associated civic, leisure, and commercial developments.
  Penny Lewis is an architectural journalist and an academic.

Penny is the Masters Course Leader at the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen and writes for magazines such as the Architects’ Journal and Architecture Today.

She is co-founder of the AE Foundation an independent body set up to encourage an open discussion about the discipline of architecture.  She is currently undertaking a PhD looking at the impact of ‘environmental consciousness’ on the development of architectural theory.
  Pu Miao, Miao Design Studio, Shanghai/Honolulu and University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Architecture.

Miao Design Studio’s design experiments focus on the localization of Modernist architecture in today’s China. His built designs have been widely published internationally and exhibited across the world. His designs have received the Far Eastern Architectural Awards (Taiwan) and the Award of Excellence in the First Architectural Design Awards organized by the Architectural Society of China (ASC), Shanghai Chapter in 2006.

He edited and co-wrote Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities: Current Issues and Strategies (available in Chinese). His paper on gated communities in China has been cited widely.  His research on the structure of Chinese traditional architectural form is official reading material for graduate seminars in China.

Dr. Miao is a Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa.. A native of Shanghai, he received his B.S. degree from Tongji University, Shanghai, a Master of Architecture and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley
Bill Dodson, author, China Inside Out: 10 Irreversible Trends Re-shaping China and Its Relationship with the World, Suzhou

Bill has been a China industry analyst for the nearly 10-years he has been based in the Greater Shanghai area. Since 2009 he has been Chief China Industry Analyst for TrendsAsia Ltd. He writes and presents on brand, technology and social innovations impacting businesses in China.He is the author of “China Fast Forward: The Technologies, Green Industries and Innovations Driving the Mainland’s Future” (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). The book explores China’s approaches and challenges to innovation across a range of industry and technology trends, energy and resource constraints, and social issues as the country attempts to become a sustainable superpower.
  Chris Twinn, Arup Fellow and director of Arup

Chris Twinn is an Arup Fellow and director of Arup, a global multi-disciplinary consulting company committed to the design of, and leadership for, a sustainable built environment. He is based in Arup offices in Shanghai and London.

Chris specialises in the design and delivery of projects where sustainability – with its resource use, social and financial aspects – is a key issue. He has more than 32 years of experience in the design and construction of the built environment. Chris’ in-depth involvement in the design of fabric and systems for environmentally sensitive buildings, together with their Total Design integration with architecture, planning and policy, means he is recognised as a world leader in this field.

He has worked on many of the world’s pioneering green buildings and low carbon communities. Over the years Chris has served on numerous professional and policy advisory bodies, including the UK’s Design Council – Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and as a consultation contributor to the new Chinese 12th Five Year Plan
  Joshua Bolchover, urban researcher, designer and Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong.

Joshua’s current research focuses on the complex urban-rural ecology of cities in China. This is explored through exhibitions, writing and the design and construction of buildings. The work has been exhibited as Rural Urban Ecology at the Chengdu Biennale 2011 and at the Venice Biennale 2010. The building projects have been published in Vitamin Green, (Phaidon 2012) and Moderators of Change (Hatje Cantz, 2011).

Between 2003 and 2005, he was a local curator for the Manchester-Liverpool section of Shrinking Cities international research project. He has collaborated with Raoul Bunschoten, Chora, researching urban strategies for complex sites such as the London Thames Gateway and the Taiwan Strait and has worked with Diller + Scofidio in New York. He was educated at Cambridge University and at the Bartlett School of Architecture.
Alan Hudson, Director of Programmes in Leadership and Public Policy, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.

Alan Hudson (University of Oxford, MA, MSc, MPhil, FRSA) is a fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. He teaches sociology and contemporary history and has wide international experience. Alan has wide experience in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis and has acted as consultant in public, private and voluntary sectors.
  Andy Wen, executive director, Aedas (Beijing) Ltd.

Andy has over 20 years of experience in architecture with expertise across sectors. He was involved in numerous projects including masterplans, residential towers, apartment complexes, villas, 5-star hotels, plazas and offices. Working for firms in the United States, Taiwan and China, Andy has developed an extensive client network. He has worked with various international clients ranging from real estate investors, hotel chains and international commercial corporations to smaller-scale hotel developers and residential property firms.

Prior to joining Aedas, Andy was one of RMJM’s leading Design Architects. As the design director, Andy also managed RMJM’s Beijing office He is a Professor of Tsinghua University in China and Central Academy of Fine Arts and teaches the Architectural Design course.
  Li Xiangning, professor in History, Theory and Criticism, Tongji University College of Architecture & Urban Planning, Shanghai.
  John Lin, architect and Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong.

John Lin is an architect based in Hong Kong and currently an Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong. His current research investigates the process of rural urbanization in China with a focus on the sustainable development of Chinese villages. His current projects include the design of several school buildings, a village community center, a hospital and a sustainable house prototype in China. These projects integrate local and traditional construction practices with contemporary sustainable technologies.

He is the overall winner of the Architectural Review’s House Award in 2012 for his “House For All Seasons” a rural house prototype built in Shaanxi Province China. He has also received two highly commended Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2009 and 2010 and Merit Awards in Green Building Awards 2012 and Design For Asia Award 2011. His research and work has been published widely and exhibited in various places including the Architecture Park (Kolonihaven) at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen 2004, the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2007 and 2009, the Beijing Architecture Biennale 2008 and at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2008 and 2010. He is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at The University of Hong Kong.
  Daniel Koo, AA Dipl., ARB, RIBA, architect, David Chipperfield.

Daniel Kin Kay Koo, born in Hong Kong, is a Chinese-British architect.  He received his architectural education from the prestigious Architectural Association School of architecture in London, graduating with an AA Diploma & RIBA part II in 2006. In 2008, he qualified and registered with the ARB and is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He has work for a number of architectural practices in the UK, including 5 years with the international architectural practice David Chipperfield Architects. During this period he was involved in a number of cultural and commercial projects, including the Wakefield Art Gallery in the UK, completed in 2010. He has also worked independently in the UK and has been involved in a number of cultural and public projects, notably the redevelopment of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre, a 18th century theatre in Bristol, UK, in collaboration with Andrzej Blonski Architects.

Relocated to Shanghai since 2011, Daniel has been project leader for a number of projects for David Chipperfield Architects in China. Daniel has also been a visiting critic for architecture at Greenwich University, London and has given visiting lecture at the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou.
  Shu Cao,, director of Research Programmes, Dongqian Lake Institute and Museum of Education, Ningbo.

Shu Cao was educated at Cambridge and SOAS, where she studied Mathematics, English Literature, and later, Economics. Returning to China last year, she is currently working to set up an independent institute and museum of education and art based in Ningbo from scratch.
Wang Yun, principal architect of atelier fronti.

Architect and professor, he was recently featured in the Architectural Review for his Modernist masterpiece at Xixi Wetland Centre in Hangzhou. He has recently returned from displaying in the Chinese Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale
  Francesca Serri, architect, Paolo Bulletti Design Bureau, Architecture Landscape Interiors.

Researcher on the urban and contemporary architectural context, she currently works as an architect in Italy with a focus on connecting artistic and creative practice with architectural practice. She has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Florence, specializing in Architectural Design. Her thesis concerned the Italian Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, titled: “Better City Better Life”, Expò 2010 Shanghai Italian Pavilion – Transformation in an urban acceleration between Human Identity and National Identity‘.
Peter Magyar, professor, Department of Architecture, Kansas State University.

Between 1989 and 2011, Dr. Peter Magyar, RIBA, CAHA, served at three universities of the USA, in the position of head of the architecture departments, or as in Florida Atlantic, as a founding director. He designed many projects, the results of consulting with noted firms, or entering competitions. Both his practice, as well as his academic activities are conducted on the international level. His MArch and Dr. of Architecture degrees are from the Technical University of Budapest.

Publications include: ‘Urban Innuendoes’ (forthcoming); ‘Thinkink’, 2010, Kendall Hunt Publishers, (USA); ‘Thought Palaces’, 1999, Architectura & Natura Press, (Amsterdam).
Florina Dutt, architect, Vast Enterprize, Shanghai

Florina Dutt is an Architect/ Planner based in Shanghai, China. Currently she is involved in large scale planning and urban redevelopment projects in China. For the same she is working with Vast  Enterprise, Shanghai Planning Commission and  allied consultants. Her previous education includes Sustainable Design Studies from Carnegie Mellon University & Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania. Since 2010, she is involved in multi-disciplinary city planning & infrastructural development projects in a rapidly growing economy of China. She is also the author of many Computational Design & City Planning Research papers at notable conferences like ECAADE, CAADRIA, SIGRAPH, MPTF etc.
Tan Zheng, PhD Candidate, UCLA and researcher, City University of Hong Kong.

Zheng Tan is a Ph.D candidate of the University of California, Los Angeles. His research concentrates on late modern and contemporary urban practices with a specific focus on transport infrastructure. Currently he is working on his dissertation on emerging mega-structural civic spaces in relation with the social and political ecology in East Asia. His previous researches include design methodology, digital visualization and transit-oriented urban development.

Zheng Tan was trained as an architect (Tongji University and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and an architectural and urban historian (UCLA). In 2009, he co-founded URBANRAMA, an online intellectual platform for thinking contemporary urbanism and built environments of East Asia.Tan, Z. (2012). The Evolution of Sectional City: Public Spaces and Congested Urbanism in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Paper to be presented at EAAC 2012 International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture
Ali Cheshmehzangi, associate professot, University of Nottingham Ningbo, PR China.

As well as being an academic, Ali is an architectural and urban designer with extensive background in research, teaching and practice in Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Design and Masterplanning. Prior to his position at UNNC, Ali has been consistently involved in teaching and research at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham, UK. Ali has a broad experience working on both UK-based and international practice and research projects. Ali’s main research interests are in the fields of ‘urban identity and globalisation’, ‘sustainable urbanism’, ‘place making’, ‘urban change and renege ration’ and ‘vernacular architecture’.
Jillian Walliss, senior lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Jillian is interested in the relationship between culture and design practice. Her research project Twenty-first Century Civic examines how civic space is conceived in an increasingly global design practice. The Barangaroo development in Sydney and Solidere’s post war reconstruction of Beirut form the first case studies. This project builds on earlier research which focused on the post-colonial transformation of national parks and national museums in Australia and New Zealand.  This research has been published in prominent international journals including Space and Culture, Environment and History, Museum and Society and the edited book The Right to Landscape: Contesting Landscape and Human Rights.
John Joseph Burns, architect, Holmes Miller Architects.

John Burns received his BSc (Hons) and M.Arch (Distinction) from the University of Strathclyde with an exchange period to the Univeristat Bauhaus-Weimar and is now a practicing architect in Glasgow, UK. He spent a period of nearly two years living and working as an architect in Shenzhen, China where he experienced firsthand both professionally and personally China’s rapid urbanization and economic growth. John in his relatively short career has a diverse range of professional experience in both the UK and China giving him a unique understanding of how the architecture professional operates on both sides of the globe.
Graham Barnfield, senior researcher, University of Belgrade/London East Research Centre.

Graham Barnfield is a postgraduate student in Crisis Management at the University of Belgrade. He has a long association with the University of East London and its London East Research Institute. In the 2007-8 financial year he worked on the public relations account of Dubai Sports City. He holds degrees from Sussex and Sheffield Hallam Universities, and is a Fellow of the Wolfsonian-FIU. In 2013, Graham is set to undertake a major project on Twentieth Century Political Thought, in conjunction with the University of the West of Scotland.

Author, ‘Farewell Nathan Barley: The Rise and Decline of the Freelance Creative’ in London After Recession: A Fictitious Capital? (Ashgate)
Christiane M Herr, associate professor, XJTLU architecture department.

Christiane is an architect, researcher and teacher focusing on the areas of innovative structural design, digitally supported design, conceptual design, design studio teaching and traditional Chinese approaches to creative thinking. Christiane is a German national and has worked in Australia, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan for more than 12 years. She is a member of conference organizing and review committees for the American Society for Cybernetics as well as the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, and member of review committees of various journals and conferences.
Mary G. Padua, associate professor, University of Florida, College of Design, Construction & Planning.

Dr Mary G. Padua is associate professor at University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction & Planning where she teaches research-based design to students in architecture, landscape architecture and planning. She is an impassioned design educator, landscape architect and contemporary theorist who has been invited to lecture at universities on four continents. Her work is focused on adaptive urbanism, China’s hyper-rapid urbanization and the meaning of public space.

In addition to producing traditional text-based research, she’s an exhibiting fine art photographer with work held in public and private collections. Dr. Padua studied at University of Edinburgh (PhD), UCLA (MA) and University of California, Berkeley (BA).
Lori Marie Gibbs, assistant professor, The University of Hong Kong

Ms. Gibbs is currently an assistant professor part-time at the University of Hong Kong in the Faculty of Architecture where she teaches courses related to sustainability and the built environment. In addition to teaching, she is also an active writer/researcher and architectural designer. She studied architecture at Pratt Institute (B.Arch with Honors) in New York and Rome, and at the Architectural Association (MA Histories & Theories with distinction). She is a LEED AP; has worked as an architectural designer in New York; as an editor at Phaidon Press; writer/researcher for various projects at: Log, The Museum of the City of New York, Fairchild Books, AA Bedford Press, and the Hong Kong based fashion label LAByrinth. A common thread through her work is the investigation of the topic of sustainability in both practice and principle, and its construction as a growing body of architectural knowledge and practices.
Pawda Tjoa, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge.

Pawda Tjoa is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the development trends in Southeast Asian cities, with a particular emphasis on the influence of self-preserving and individualizing attitudes on the development of these cities. Prior to starting her PhD, Pawda obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Pennsylvania State University and an MPhil in Architecture from the University of Cambridge. Pawda regularly conducts undergraduate supervisions on ‘Theories in 20th Century Architecture’ (2012) and on ‘Architecture in Other Places’ (2011). She is an editor of the Cambridge Department of Architecture’s Scroope Journal. Pawda has also previously taught design studios and worked in practice in Washington D.C.
Roberto Bottazzi, Dott. Arch. MASA, Royal College of Art.

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He studied in Italy and Canada before moving to London. His research analyses the impact of globalisation and digital technology on architecture and urbanism. He has lectured and exhibited internationally including: UK, USA, China, Italy, Portugal. He’s research co-ordinator and Master tutor at the Royal College of Art and design tutor at University of Westminster both in London.
Camilo Rosales, AIA, associate professor, Florida International University.

Camilo Rosales, AIA is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University and former director of the FIU Architecture Program. Mr. Rosales received a Master of Architecture II from Harvard University, and a Master and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. As a practicing professional he has received design and education awards from the American Institute of Architects and his personal work has been published in architectural journals and periodicals worldwide.

Mr. Rosales worked in New York for I.M. Pei and Partners. He participated in the winning entry for the Redevelopment of Madison Square Garden with SOM and Frank O. Gehry and Associates. He also worked with HOK and Arquitectonica.
Dr Xiao Hu is an assistant professor at the College of Art & Architecture, University of Idaho.

Dr Xiao Hu teaches architectural studios and graduate seminars. Dr. Xiao’s research seeks to understand the architectural organizations and orders of the modern city in response to the broader cultural, social, political and psychological transformation. His current focus is on the problem of spatial identity as manifested in architectural and urban settings, with a particular emphasis on the East Asian and Middle Eastern context. Other main research interests include: non-Western architecture history, sustainable design strategies from traditional and vernacular architecture, globalization in architectural practice, human behaviors in the built environment, and interdisciplinary and cross-cultural architectural education.

He holds a B. Arch from Chongqing Jianzhu University, and MS in architecture and PhD from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US
Yu Pan, PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham.

Yu Pan is studying Urban Design at the University of Nottingham and his main research area is focused on delivering sustainability into new town developments in China by drawing valuable experiences from western countries. Before came to Nottingham, Yu had his Bachelor and Master degrees in Town and Regional Planning at the University of Sheffield. There are other research areas he is also interested in, including sustainable urban regeneration, preservation and reuse of historical and culture site.