Principal Architect Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ)

Professor and formER Head at MIT Architecture Department

Professor of Tongji University

Resisting Sprawl

August 18, 2017
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In his presentation professor Yun Ho Chang will discuss about the effects of rapid urbanization processes in China, as one of the main factors towards resilient cities and urban development. Urbanization in China in recent decades may be understood as urban sprawl with Chinese characteristics.

Yung Ho Chang will ellaborate his thoughts and ideas around two main questions: Is there urban sprawl in China? and if so, is it possible for us architects and urban designers to curb it?

Using his large architecture experience he will explain his understanding of the role that architecture and architects have to play in creating more sustainable, livable and resilient urban environments in the coming future. Yung Ho Chang will use a R&D campus project in Shanghai to illustrate the effort to achieve urbanity in Chinese suburban conditions.


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Chang is Principal Architect of Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ), Professor and former Head at MIT Architecture Department and Professor of Tongji University.

He has received numerous awards, including the 2016 China Architecture Media Practical Achievement Award,  the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2006, the 2000 UNESCO Prize for the Promotion of the Arts and the First Place in the Shinkenchiku Design Competition in 1987.

Since 2011, he is one of the Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury member. In 2012 he got the Kenzo Tange professorship at Harvard University.

He has published a collection of his essays entitled Yung Ho Chang Writes and other books and monographs. He held solo exhibitions, most recently at UCCA in Beijing in 2012, and has also participated in numerous international art and architecture exhibitions and biennials, including six times in the Venice Biennale since 2000.