Assistant Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University, School of Architecture and Art / Department of Architecture
Dr.-Ing., University of Stuttgart, Städtebau-Institut / Department of International Urbanism (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Astrid Ley)
Researcher at Una Terra VOIS project at University of Stuttgart
2020 – 2021
Research Assistant, University of Stuttgart, Städtebau-Institut / Department of International Urbanism
Master of Architecture, Tsinghua University, School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, Tsinghua University, School of Architecture
Exchange Program, Technical University of Darmstadt, Faculty of Architecture
Shiyu Yang is an assistant professor at School of Architecture and Art at Beijing Jiaotong University in Beijing since December 2021. She worked on her PhD thesis with Prof. Astrid Ley at Department of International Urbanism at University of Stuttgart from 2016 to 2021, where she was awarded the highest distinction (summa cum laude). Before that, Shiyu studied architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and obtained her Bachelor Degree of Architecture in 2014 and Master Degree of Architecture in 2016. During the 2012/13 winter semester, she studied architecture and urban design at Technical University of Darmstadt as exchange student.
Shiyu’s research focuses span the fields of migration, informality, urban governance and spatial theory. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, her doctoral dissertation, Space production by migrants in urban villages in China: The case of Beijing, is based on extensive field research on urban villages in Beijing and adopts theory from urban planning, architecture and sociology. Her research has also been featured in various international conferences such as N-AERUS, IFoU, AESOP, etc.
She was actively involved in teaching in the international master’s program Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) at University of Stuttgart. She led seminars and gave lectures on informality, migration and sustainable development. She was also an architect and urban designer in practice based in Stuttgart, engaged in various housing projects and competitions in Stuttgart, Munich and Überlingen. When in Beijing, she was a consultant in a project led by Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design, which studied urban planning tools of megacities globally.
PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERTISE (SELECTION)
Yang, S. (2021): Space Production by Migrants in Urban Villages in China: The Case of Beijing. Dr.-Ing. Dissertation. Stuttgart: University of Stuttgart. Link: https://elib.uni-stuttgart.de/handle/11682/11823
Yang, S. and van Oostrum, M. (2020): ‘The self-governing redevelopment approach of Maquanying: Incremental socio-spatial transformation in one of Beijing’s urban villages’. In: Habitat International, 104, pp. 1-11. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0197397520302770
Yang, S. (2020): ‘Influence of migrants’ two-directional rural-urban linkages on urban villages in China: The case of Shigezhuang village in Beijing’. In: Ley, A., Rahman, A. U. and Fokdal, J. (eds.), Housing and Human Settlements in a World of Change, Bielfeld: Transcript Verlag, pp. 147-163. Link: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47124
Shi, S. and Yang, S. (2019): ‘Arno Lederer: To build based on city and history’. In: The Architect, vol. 2 (198), pp. 103-113
Shi, S., Flammer, P. and Yang, S. (2018): ‘Driven by curiosity: Interview with Pascal Flammer’. In: The Architect, vol. 3(193), pp. 71-78
Yang, S. (June 2019): Informal space production by migrants in urban villages in Beijing. Paradigm to quality urbanization. International conference on China Urban Development, Beijing, China
Yang, S. (December 2018): Community resilience of migrants in urban villages in China. Reframing implementation: Aligning sustainability and resilience. 11th International Forum on Urbanism, Barcelona, Spain
Yang, S. (November 2018): Influence of migrants’ two-directional rural-urban linkages on urban villages in China: The case of Shigezhuang village in Beijing. Housing and human settlements in a world of change. 19th Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South, Stuttgart, Germany
Yang, S. and van Oostrum, M. (July 2018): The Maquanying model: a study of social-spatial transformation of alternative redevelopment for Beijing’s urban villages. Making space for hope. 2018 Association of European Schools of Planning Annual Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden