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Summit Speaker: Feng Han

Feng Han
June 11, 2016

Feng Han, PhD
Director, Department of Landscape Studies, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Feng Han is Professor and Director of the Department of Landscape Studies, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University in Shanghai, China. She received both her BLA and MLA from Tongii University and her PhD from Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

In the last three decades, her research and practice has been focused on heritage cultural landscape management and development involving cultural studies, environmental ethics and policies in the contexts of history, globalization and urbanization. She is Vice President of ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes which involves international research and evaluation of World Heritage nomination. She is also the expert representing China in the UNESCO’s initiative of the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme (WHSTP). She is a member of World Heritage Expert Committee of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China. She has published influential papers and is the Editorial Advisory Board member of Journal of Management and Sustainable Development of Cultural Heritage.

In the recent years, she led her team to undertake a number of pilot research projects in China, including UNESCO’s World Heritage Management project of Cultural Landscape Research of Lushan National Park and HUL research on Slender Lake in Ancient City Yangzhou. In January 2016, she founded the Cultural Landscape Committee in the Chinese Landscape Architecture Society, which is the first cultural landscape research and practice platform in China to connect international cultural landscape society. Currently, she is leading HUL and WHSTP implementation in Asia Pacific and China.