Perry Pei-Ju Yang

Perry Pei-Ju Yang


Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Architecture
Director, Eco Urban Lab



Architecture-East Building, 204-F

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Specialization Area: Urban Design

Perry Yang is an Associate Professor jointly appointed to School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the Covestro (Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor of UNEP Institute at Tongji University. He directs the Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech and Tongji University. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he was a Fulbright Scholar and SPURS Fellow at MIT from 1999 to 2000 and an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore from 2001 to 2008. Perry’s work focuses on promoting the ecological and energy performance of cities through urban design.

He has been awarded prizes in international competitions continuously from 2005, including the 2009 World Games Park at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a project opened in July 2009 and featured by CNN as “an eco-friendly venue”. His urban design work was published in the January 2010 issue Ecological Urbanism at WA (World Architecture), a leading architecture journal in China. His most recent urban design awards include the 3rd place in Hangzhou’s 2022 Asian Games Athletes Village design competition, and the 1st prize in an international competition for Contemporary Art District in Nansha, Guangzhou in 2017. He is currently involved in smart city projects including one of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics sites in Japan, in collaboration with Global Carbon Project (GCP) and the University of Tokyo.

Yang is the guest editor of Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, a leading journal in urban planning and design for the theme issue “Urban Systems Design” to explore new urban design research agenda in the context of smart city movement. He is a board member of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE), and a scientific committee member of International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE) to chair the session on Urban Energy Systems Design for ICAE from 2014 to 2018. He is editing a book Urban Systems Design for Smart Communities in the IoT Era that is to be published in 2019 by Elsevier. Perry was recently appointed the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems Fellow from 2018 to help advance the Institute’s vision, mission, values, and objectives on sustainability across the community of Georgia Tech.