The Science of Human Settlements in China


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The Science of Human Settlements in China

Author: Wu Liangyong
Order No. 1126
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books and Tsinghua University Press
Pub Year: 2015
Language: English
Size: 7 x 10
Page: 138
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In his professional career of more than 60 years, Wu Liangyong has made
significant contributions to the development of architecture and urban planning
in China. This book explores the relationship between humans and environments,
also with a view of the way out for human settlements in China after great
changes have taken place in the past two decades. In fact, the construction of
livable environment is a collective creation of all the citizens. We should
trust the public and believe in their creativity. Even though cities and towns
are a complicated system and the growing whole of self-organization and new
matters keep emerging with time, we should believe that the public contains the
great potential of creation to deal with all the new problems.

Wu Liangyong is a Chinese urban planner and a former professor in urban
planning, architecture and design. Together with Professor Liang Sicheng he
founded the Faculty of Architecture of Tsinghua University in 1946, where he
focused on urban planning, architecture and design. He taught fifty years at
Tsinghua University. Wu received a number of awards. He was the first to win
the Award for Scientific and Technological Progress by the State Education
Commission. In 1993 he won a World Habitat Award of the United Nations for his
contribution to the house-building project of Ju’er Hutong in Beijing. In 1995
he won the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize and in 1996 the UIA Architectural Education
Prize of the International Union of Architects. Wu was honored with a Prince
Claus Award from the Netherlands in 2002. He is considered the most influential
architect and urban planner in China.

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