A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP)
Secretary-General of WHITRAP
Director of WHITRAP Shanghai
Theories of Urban Planning, Preservation of Urban and Cultural Heritage, Urban Design, Urban Regeneration, Housing and Community Planning
ZHOU Jian, Professor at Tongji University, Secretary-General of World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), and Director of WHITRAP Shanghai branch.
He is also a Member of the Council of Urban Planning Society of China, Vice-director of the Academic Committee on Historical and Cultural Cities in Urban Planning Society of China, member of ICOMOS China, member of the committee on Historic Towns and Villages in ICOMOS China, and Vice-director of the Academic Division on Historic Blocks of the Committee on Historical and Cultural Cities of China.
Prof. Zhou works on cultural heritage conservation in urban and suburban area and also engages in the research, teaching and training on urban regeneration for many years. He specializes in local mechanisms of heritage management, ways of urban design and public participation in conservation planning, and the relationship between heritage conservation and the development of cities and communities. He has organized and participated in many training and research projects, including: Risk Assessment of the World Heritage Sites in the Asian and Pacific Region, Management Planning on Heritage Sites, Historic Urban Landscape, Capacity Building in Heritage Sites, and some activities like cooperative teaching, training and academic exchange between the university and some international or regional organizations for cultural heritage protection.