Dr Chen Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University in Shanghai. He is an expert member of CIPA Heritage Documentation, a contributing member of ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural landscapes, and the Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture Cultural Landscape Committee. For more than 10 years, his research and practices have focused on the digital conservation and interpretation of heritage landscapes in different cultural contexts.

Chen completed his PhD in Australia on heritage landscape authenticity and digital representation, which was supported by the National Government of China. He then worked as a research fellow in World Heritage Institution of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO before joining Tongji University in late 2015.


Chen is currently undertaking a National Natural Science Foundation project in China to explore innovative approaches for the digital documentation of Chinese heritage landscapes. He obtained the Advanced Studies Visiting Fellowship from the University of Western Australia in 2018. He is also the leader in the development of the first digital heritage landscape course in Tongji University.