PROFESSOR FENG HAN
TONGJI UNIVERSITY, SHANGHAI
Professor Feng Han is Director of the Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai. She is the current Vice President of ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, an expert member of WCPA of IUCN, the founder and Chair of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture Cultural Landscape Committee, and an expert member of World Heritage Committee of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
Over the past 35 years, Professor Han has been committed to research, education and the practice of conservation and management of heritage landscapes involving global comparisons, environmental, social and economic aspects of development in the context of history, globalization, urbanization and sustainable development.
Professor Han was the expert representing China in UNESCO Urban Historic Landscape Recommendation and World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme initiative. She was a founder member of the ICOMOS-IUCN programme on “Connecting Practice” which aims at linking nature and culture for more effective management of World Heritage. She also participated as a core consultant for the research project on World Heritage Criteria vii conducted by IUCN.
She has won some of the most prestigious national and international prizes, such as the First Prize of National Urban-Rural Planning and Design in China, the Education and Training Awards for Excellence of Queensland (Australia), and was named as one of the Advanced Leading 50 women for innovation, sustainability and global partnerships by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.