MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction hosts guest lecture by Jie Hu on sustainable development on Feb. 28

The School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to welcome Jie Hu as a guest lecturer to Michigan State University on Feb. 28, 2019. He will present on Shan-shui City – Exploring Urban Development in China.

Portrait of Jie Hu.
Jie Hu, senior engineer, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China.

The School of Planning, Design and Construction is pleased to welcome Jie Hu as a guest lecturer to Michigan State University on Feb. 28, 2019. He will present on Shan-shui City – Exploring Urban Development in China. The event will take place from 5–6 p.m. in Room 315 of the Human Ecology Building on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Hu is a landscape architecture academic and professional with more than 25 year’s practical experience in both the United States and China. He was the chief landscape architect and planner for the Olympic Forest Park in Beijing, China. Hu’s current research focuses on the application of the Shan-Shui City concept in multiscale landscape practices.

He is a senior engineer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University in China. He is also vice president and deputy chief planner at the Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute, a council member for the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, and a fellow for the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Hu’s projects have won 49 international and 47 national awards, including awards from the American Society of Landscape Architecture, the International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia-Pacific, the British Association of Landscape Industries, Green Good DesignTorsanlorenzo and other national-level awards in China.

He has published more than 40 papers, given more than 50 speeches related to sustainable urban development in China at domestic and overseas conferences, and given more than 60 lectures at universities and workshops.

Hu has two master of landscape architecture degrees from the University of Illinois and Beijing Forestry University in China, and a bachelor of architecture degree from Chongqing University in China.


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