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Assoc Prof Dr. Juanyu Wu, Green Infrastructure Planning, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at South China University of Technology, China


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juanyu Wu is a distinguished scholar and educator in landscape architecture, with a rich educational background from top institutions in France and China. Since joining the School of Architecture at South China University of Technology, Dr. Wu has been a leading figure in researching and teaching the history, theory, and practical aspects of landscape architecture. With a professional stint in Paris and significant urban planning experience in Guangzhou, Dr. Wu brings a global perspective to his work. His current research focuses on the conservation of landscape heritage and the innovative design of greenways, reflecting his commitment to advancing sustainable urban landscapes.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in History and Theory of Landscape Architecture (2008)

  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (E.H.E.S.S.), France

DiplĂ´me de Paysagiste D.P.L.G. (2006)

  • Ecole Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’architecture de Paris-La-Villette, France

DEA in Gardens, Landscapes, and Territories (2003)

  • UniversitĂ© Paris 1 PanthĂ©on-Sorbonne & Ecole Nationale SupĂ©rieure d’architecture de Paris-La-Villette, France

Master of Engineering in Architecture (2001)

  • School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, China

Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture (1998)

  • School of Architecture, South China Construction University, China

🏢 Professional Experience:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juanyu Wu has been an integral part of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology (SCUT) since 2009. Starting as a lecturer, he developed and delivered courses that have significantly contributed to the education and inspiration of a new generation of architects. In 2012, he advanced to the position of Associate Professor, where he currently leads research and teaching initiatives focused on both the historical and contemporary aspects of landscape architecture. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Wu gained valuable professional experience as an architect with Jean-Paul Viguier and Architect Hubert & Roy Company in Paris, France, from 2004 to 2008. During this time, he worked on diverse architectural and landscape projects, making substantial contributions to urban planning and design. Additionally, from 2001 to 2002, he served as an urban planner in the Department of City Planning & Estate Resources at the Guangzhou Subway Company, where he was involved in city planning projects that emphasized sustainable and efficient urban development. Dr. Wu’s extensive experience in both academia and the professional field has equipped him with a unique perspective that he brings to his research and teaching.

Research Interest:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juanyu Wu’s research is concentrated in two main areas:

History and Heritage Conservation of Landscape Architecture

  • Examines the evolution and preservation of landscape architecture in China and Europe.
  • Collaborates with international experts to explore historical patterns and processes in natural and semi-natural systems.

Regional Greenway Planning and Design

  • Focuses on developing green space systems and advancing ecological theory.
  • Aims to enhance greenway design methods, including spatial composition, boundary treatment, and plant landscapes.
  • Aspires to study specific greenway design methods in collaboration with the University of Florida.

Top Noted Publication:

Establishment of Vernacular Landscape Corridor in Greenway System: A Case Study of Zengcheng in Guangdong Province

  • Publication: Chinese Landscape Architecture
  • Volume: 30, Issue 11, Pages 36-39
  • Year: 2014
  • Authors: Wu Juanyu
  • Citations: 2

Analysis and Evaluation of Guangzhou Zengcheng Greenway

  • Publication: World Automation Congress
  • Pages: 1-4
  • Year: 2012
  • Authors: J. Wu, C. Xie
  • Citations: 2

River Corridor Greenway in Urban Environment: Perception and Use of East Ho Chung River Greenway in Guangzhou

  • Publication: Energy Procedia
  • Pages: 2516-2523
  • Year: 2011
  • Authors: J. Wu, Y. Xiao
  • Citations: 2

Planning of Slow Traffic System Combining Greenway from Bottom-up Perspective: A Case Study of Ersha Island (Guangzhou)

  • Publication: Advanced Materials Research
  • Volume: 971, Pages 2208-2212
  • Year: 2014
  • Authors: H.D. Zhuo, J.Y. Wu
  • Citations: 1

Evaluating Public Perception for Environmental Attributes of the Zengcheng Greenway (Guangzhou)

  • Publication: Applied Mechanics and Materials
  • Volume: 496, Pages 2917-2920
  • Year: 2014
  • Authors: J.Y. Wu
  • Citations: 1


Juanyu Wu | Green Infrastructure Planning | Best Researcher Award

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