Dr. Bing Wang, Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment, teaches design and real estate courses at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. She is Director / Area Coordinator for Master of Design (MDes) Real Estate and the Built Environment concentration at the GSD. She is also a core faculty member for Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative and serves as a faculty member in Harvard's Executive Eduation programs sponsored by the GSD, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. She has also been a visiting faculty member at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
Her academic research focuses on the interplays between formal representations of a society and its underlying social structure and economic driving forces. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, published by the American Real Estate Society, and of the Journal of Planning Theory and Practice, co-published by Routledge and Royal Town Planning Institute of the UK. Her writings and research are published in academic books and journals, including Planning Ideas and Planning Practices, Professionalism and Professions, Urbanization in China, Regenerating Older Suburbs, Journal of Real Estate Portfolio Management and Urban Land Asia. She is the author of The Architectural Profession of Modern China and co-editor of Prestige Retail: Design and Development for High-end Market and Nexus: Field Studies in Real Estate, Planning, and Design.
Professionally, Dr. Wang worked as an investment consultant at Lehman Brothers and is the founding principal of YoungYou Investments LLC, a private equity company based in Shanghai, focusing on investments in real estate industry and equity investments in media production companies.
Her design company, HyperBina Design Group, has undertaken projects including master planning of a 400-acre site surrounding Dianshan Lake in Shanghai, the value-creation strategies for Yuyuan shopping mall in central Shanghai, a mixed-use project in Tbilisi, Georgia, and as an advisor for the design of temporary structures for Covent Garden in London.