WANG Lin is a professor in the Architecture Department in Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the director of the City Lab focusing on regeneration, preservation and innovation of cities. Prior to her current position, she worked at Shanghai Planning and Land Resource Administration Bureau from 1998 to 2014, where she held the posts of director of historic preservation administration and research, as well as director of master planning and landscape and sculpture administration. She was also the deputy director of the Shanghai Urban Planning Design and Research Institute from 2011-2012 and director of the Transportation Planning Institute.
Wang has been intensively involved in key urban planning initiatives, including master planning of Shanghai, strategy planning of the Shanghai metropolitan area, redevelopment of Shanghai waterfronts and conservation planning of Shanghai historical areas, for which she led the creation of conservation, renovation and urban design guidelines. In addition, as director of Shanghai Sculpture Space she has organized several sculpture exhibitions, including “Sculpture a Century” and “Pursuing Dream.” In 2015 she curated the first Shanghai Urban Space Art Season and was also the main curator of the Pudong Xinchang Case Exhibition.
Wang received her Masters and PhD in urban planning at Tongji University. In addition to her chief faculty role, she is an adjunct professor of Tongji University, a Shanghai Planning committee member, director of the Shanghai Society professional committee for historical cultural conservation and a committee member of Urban Land Institute.