Dr., Associate Dean

Registered City Planner

Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design

School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Telephone   86-10-62786507

Fax:        86-10-62783328



After graduating from Tsinghua University in succession with a B. Arch (1991) and a M. Arch in Urban Planning (1994), LIU Jian has taught at School of Architecture Tsinghua University since 1994. She also took an advanced study at lĄŻEcole Nationale Sup¨Śrieure dĄŻArchitecture de Paris-Belleville (2000-2001) and got a Doctor Degree in Urban Planning (2003) from Tsinghua University. Between 2007 and 2012 she served as Assistant Dean of the School and as Associated Dean since 2013.


In her professional career in urban planning, LIU Jian works both as professor, researcher and city planner, with particular interests on town and rural planning, urban planning system, and French urban planning. As Associate Professor, she chairs the design studio of Town Master Planning and the seminars of Comparison of Architectural and Urban Culture between East and West (in English) and Urban Planning & Development of Paris Region in the 20th Century; she also participates in the design studio of Urban Design and the seminar of Contemporary Urban Planning and Design (in English), as well as a series of internationally joint studios. As Researcher, she either presided or participated in many research projects, including those sponsored by China Natural Sciences Foundation, such as Evolution of Urban Planning System amid Transition Based on Comparisons among China, Japan and France, Rural & Urban Spatial Development in Greater Beijing Region, and Development & Construction of Built-up Environment Amid Rapid Urbanization in Economically Developed Regions; those commissioned by governments and governmental departments, such as Legislation of Urban Planning in Foreign Countries commissioned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Spatial Development Strategies of Beijing commissioned by Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning, and Research on the Urban and Rural Planning System of Kunming commissioned by Kunming Planning Bureau; and those in collaboration with international partners, such as Urban Development in The Mega-City Region of Beijing in collaboration with Center for Human Settlements at the University of British Columbia, Towards A New Paradigm for Urban Development in The Northern Asian Region in collaboration with the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Han-A Urban Research Institute of Korea, and What Is It That Drives Public Action on Urban Mobility? The Making of Movement ¨C The Case of Beijing in collaboration with the Institut pour la Ville en Movement of France. As Registered Urban Planner, she has been involved in the practical projects of urban planning and design of many Chinese cities, towns and villages including Beijing, Changzhou, Nantong, Jining, Zhangjiagang, Qufu and so on.


In addition to her academic duties at Tsinghua University, LIU Jian was the visiting scholar at the Center for Human Settlements at University of British Colombia (1995-1996), lĄŻObservatoire dĄŻArchitecture de la Chine Contemporaine, Cit¨Ś dĄŻArchitectue et du Patrimoine, Minist¨¨re de la Culture et de la Communication de la France (2003-2004), and the School of Architecture, XiĄŻan University of Architecture and Technology (2008-2011). Active in relative activities, she serves as Vice-Chairman of the World Ekistics Society following her service as Executive Council Member (2009-2012), member of le Comit¨Ś de Lecture of the Revue International de lĄŻUrbanisme, member of the Committee of Female Urban Planners and the Academic Committee of Urban Planning Overseas of China Association of City Planning, member of the Editorial Board of China City Planning Review and Urban Planning International, Director of the Editorial Department of China City Planning Review.


Till now, LIU Jian has published several books either independently or in collaboration with others, including Suburban Development Based on Regional Integration: Inspirations of the regional practice of Paris to Beijing, OLYMPIed: A Study on After-Games Reutilization of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, A Comparative Study on Legislations of Rural Constructions of Some Foreign Countries, and Protection & Development of the Built-up Environment of Developed Regions Amid Urbanization. Her papers are also frequently seen in some well-known journals of urban planning both at home and abroad, for example Urban Growth & Spatial Change in Beijing: The principle of scattered clusters in EKISTICS: the Problems & Sciences of Human Settlements; Transforming the Sense of Urban Planning to Strengthen the Sustainable Development of Human Settlements and Policy Framework and Planning System of Territorial Development in France: Characteristics and Inspirations in Urban Planning Review; Social Housing Development amid Rapid Urbanization: Lessons and Inspirations Learnt from France and Rural Development and Its Planning Management in France: An Experience in Line with the Principle of Urban-Rural Development in Urban Planning International, New City Development: From Paris to Beijing and Changes of Land-use at BeijingĄŻs Urban Periphery in Beijing Planning & Construction; City Edge and Regional Planning: A Case Study on Beijing and Factors Influencing Balanced Development of Land-use & Transportation: A Case Study on Beijing in China City Planning Review.