Perry Yang is an Associate Professor jointly appointed to School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was recently appointed the Bayer Chair Professor based on Bayer group’s endowment of US$ 1,000,000 to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)- Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) in Shanghai from 2014 to 2016. He co-directs the Sino–U.S. Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech and Tongji University. Perry’s work focuses on promoting the ecological performance of cities through urban design.He has been awarded prizes in international competitions including the 2009 World Games Park at Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 2005, a project opened in July 2009 and featured by CNN as “an eco-friendly venue”. His urban design was published in the January 2010 issue Ecological Urbanism at WA (World Architecture), a leading architectural journal by Tsinghua University. Yang received degrees from National Taiwan University (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS) and was a Fulbright Scholar at MIT in 1999-2000. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he was assistant professor at National University of Singapore. He is a board member of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE), and served as co-chair of UPE9 in 2010. He is a member of Global Carbon Project, an international organization that is part of the Future Earth initiative. As an international scientific committee member of ICAE (International Conference on Applied Energy), Perry will co-chair the special session Urban Energy Systems Design for the 2015 ICAE in Abu Dhabi in March 2015.
Ph.D. (Building & Planning), National Taiwan University
M.S. (Urban Studies and Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc. (Building & Planning), National Taiwan University
B.Sc. (Agriculture Engineering/ Bio-Environmental Systems Engineering), National Taiwan University
Urban simulation and GIS
Landscape ecology, industrial ecology and energy performance of urban environment