Dingliang Yang is an Instructor in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is an architect, urban designer, and the founding partner of VARY Design. His works are interdisciplinary and dedicated to critical research and cross-scale innovative design as responses to different urban issues during cities’ developments and regenerations. His works also have been widely published in media including Archdaily, Dezeen, Archinect, and Architectural Review, as well as exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing Design Week, China International Architectural Decoration and Design Art Fair, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS) and Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles.
He is the author of Townization: In Search of New Paradigm of Urbanization in China (Springer, forthcoming 2019), Urban Grids: Handbook for Regular City Design (ORO, 2018), Zhengzhou: From A Rail-City to A Metro-Polis (AR+D, forthcoming 2019), Savannah: Rethinking the Multi-Scalar Capacity of the City Project (Mariscal, 2018), Chongqing: Searching for Regularity as A Transformative Model in the Design of the Contemporary City (Mariscal, 2017), Shanghai Regeneration: Five Paradigms (AR+D, 2016), Hangzhou:Grids from Canal to Maxi-Block (AR+D, 2016) and . His most recent writings are included in CITY, EL Croquis, Mechanics in Engineering, Time+ Architecture, Common Frameworks: Rethinking the Developmental City in China (Harvard GSD, 2016), and Cities and Urban Plans in the 21st Century (AMB, 2014). He is the curator of the first Chongqing International Creative Week in 2018.
Yang received his Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree with distinction at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he was awarded the Urban Planning and Design Thesis Prize and Paul M. Heffernan Fellowship. He also holds a bachelor’s degree of architecture from Zhejiang University with the university’s highest honor of the Chu Kochen Medal.