Professor Heng Chye Kiang
Professor Heng Chye Kiang is the Dean of School of Design and Environment (SDE) at the National University of Singapore. In 2009, he set up the Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities at SDE, of which he is the current advisor. He studied architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, and urban design at the Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de I’Etat. He did his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.
Prof Heng has been a visiting scholar at the Tsinghua University and the Kyoto University. He was also a visiting professor at Hanyang University (Korea) and Keo University (Japan) and the Huaying Visiting Professor at the Southeast University in Nanjing. He has served as a jury member in a number of international design competitions and on several editorial boards of international journals.
Prof Heng is a board member of the Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority and Centre for Livable Cities. His research covers areas of sustainable cities, urban design, heritage and history of Chinese cities. He publishes widely in these areas, and was awarded the NUS Outstanding Researcher Award in 1997. His most recent book, On Asian Streets and Public Space was published by the NUS Press. His book, Cities of Aristocrats and Bureaucrats, is being used as the textbook in leading universities in the US and UK. In 2006, China’s Architecture and Building Press published his digital reconstruction of Chang’an during the Tang period, both in the form of a book and interactive software package. The software is currently a permanent exhibit at the Xi’an City Museum.
On August 18th, 2011, Professor Heng Chye Kiang was appointed as a member of the consultation committee of WFF.