Chiu-Yuan Vivienne, WANG

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Dr. ir. Wang received her education as architect and urban planner in Taiwan and the Netherlands. She obtained her dual-doctoral degree [specialization in Urbanism] from both the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.  Between 2004 and 2013 Dr. Wang held the position of researcher and teacher at the Department of Urbanism, Delft University of Technology. In 2004, she initiated the collaboration between European and Asian universities in the field of urbanism, establishing the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), which currently is a network of 17 leading universities and knowledge institutes.

Her main field of research focuses on changing planning cultures under the influence of societal and economic transformations, urban management and strategies for spatial planning. Her research “Between Flexibility and Reliability- Changing Planning Culture in China” [2013] provides special insight on urban transformation and the transformation of planning culture of contemporary China. Beside her scientific work she also promotes integral urbanism as professional mechanism for urban development and spatial design.

With more then 10 years working experience in Asian and Europe, she established the IFOU CONSULTANCY (ICON), in addition to International Forum on Urbanism (IFOU).

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