Associate Professor


C217, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Research Fields

  • Theory and methodology of urban design

  • Urban history and morphology

  • Ecological urbanism

Research Profile

  • Wang Yi is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Deputy Director of Architecture Department at College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University. He is also Co-director of Sino-Us Ecological Urban Design Joint Lab co-founded by Tongji and Georgia Tech. He received his academic degrees from Tongji University (B. Arch, M. Arch, Ph.D.). Wang Yi’s teaching and research field is architecture and urbanism, focusing on urban history and morphology, ecological urbanism and urban design methodology. His practice as an architect and urban designer mainly concerns urban regeneration and public space making. His research writings and design works have been widely published. He has worked as tutor or jury member in numerous international urban design workshops. He has been the DAAD scholar and taught master degree course on contemporary Chinese urbanism at TU Berlin in 2006. He also did research and taught as a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2011.

Current Courses

  • Design studios (for undergraduates)

  • Design studios (for graduates)

  • Introduction to Urban Design (Lecture course for undergraduates)

  • Principle of Architecture Design (Lecture course for graduates)

  • Theory of Urban Morphology (Lecture course for graduates)

  • Architecture English (Lecture course for graduates)

Grands and Awards

  • Urban Planning Awards, Urban Planning Society of China

  • Architecture Design Award, Architectural Society of Shanghai

  • Urban Planning Awards, Shanghai Urban Planning Society

  • Architecture Design Award, Architectural Society of Shanghai

  • Excellent Project Award, Shanghai Exploration and Design Trade Association



  1. Underground Public Space Design, Tongji University Press, 2015

  2. An Introduction to Urban Design, China Architecture and Building Press, 2011

  3. Architectural English, China Architecture and Building Press, 2009


  1. Wang Yi, Wang Ying: From Iconicity to Urbanity: Rethinking Iconic Buildings in Urban Dimension, UA, 2016

  2. Wang Yi, Zheng Fen: Making Public Space in High-density Environment: Strategy and Methodology of Landscape Urbanism, South Architecture, 2015

  3. Wang Yi: Urban Regeneration and Distinctive Vibrant Section:A case study on the urban design for Shanghai North Bund area, New Architecture, 2016

  4. Lu Jiwei, Wang Yi: City Vitality Stimulating and Characteristics Making: Urban Design for the Center of Wujiang Lakefront New City, Jiangsu Planning, 2013

  5. Wang Yi, Yu Lu: Subsurface Public Space: Indexes and Strategies, Proceeding of 2013 Conference of Architectural Society of china, 2013

  6. Wang Yi: After-use of mega-projects for city events, Proceeding of 2012 Conference of Architectural Society of china, 2012, p931-934

  7. Wang Yi: Reconnect Water with City: Waterfront Development and Urban Design Practice in Contemporary China,ISHED Conference 2012, p14-4

  8. Wang Yi: Controversy and Compromise:Social and Political Disputes in the Decision-making Process of Mega-projects, Tongji International Urban Forum, 2010.12, p195-205

  9. Wang Yi: Improving the teaching of the architectural English in the background of internationalization, Proceedings of 2009 National Conference of Architectural Education, 2009, p39-41

  10. Wang Yi, Lu Jiwei: The behavior-based urban form of CBD, Urban Planning Forum, 2008.2, p39-44

  11. Wang Yi: The integration of infrastructure and waterfront space, Ideal Space, 2007-10, p94-96

  12. Wang Yi: The nature and utopianism of urban design, Planners, 2006.1, p5-8

  13. Wang Yi: From urban elements to urban design objectives, New Architecture, 2005.6, p53-56

  14. Wang Yi: From geometric space to place making, Time+Architecture, 2005.5,p128-133

  15. Wang Yi: Systematic integration and contemporary development of urban forms, Proceeding of 2005 Conference of Architectural Society of china, 2005.4, p247-255

  16. Lu Jiwei, Wang Yi: Constructing a living-room for a landscape city, Architectural Journal, 2005.2 p18-21

  17. Wang Yi: Comment on the contemporary urban design thoughts, Huzhong Architecture, 2004.12 p74-78

  18. Wang Yi: Combining the civil engineering construction with waterfront, , Architecture Technology and Design, 2004.9,p124-129

  19. Lu Jiwei, Wang Yi: The Inevitability and background of the emergence of modern design, Anhui Architecture, 2002.12,p5-6

  20. Wang Yi: Value, Perspective and Methodology: contemporary urban development and the urban design strategy, Proceeding of 2001 Conference of Architectural Society of china, 2001.12,p154-159

  21. Wang Yi: Chinese urban design at the turn of the century, Architecture Technology and Design, 2001.10,p32-37

  22. Lu Jiwei, Wang Yi: Systemization of urban traffic and integration of urban space, Urban Panning Forum, 2001.4, p4-7

  23. Wang Yi: Design cities on the basis of understand cities, New Architecture, 1999.1, p18-21