Background and activities
Yu Wang is senior researcher at department of Architecture and Planning, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His research is focusing on the fast urbanization and its impacts on urban inhabitants, heritage conservation and urban resilience. He also holds a part-time position at international affairs division at rector’s office for NTNU-China cooperation. Since 2021, he has been appointed as deputy head of the department for research.
In recent years he participated several projects which are in link to China. He is project coordinator assistant to UTFORSK_Sustianable Energy in Cities, project manager of INTPART_Sino-Norwegian Partnership on Sustainable Energy, Horizon 2020_URBAN-EU-CHINA (EU-China Innovation Platform on Sustainable Urbanization), UTFORSK_iSTAR and Horizon 2020_Trans-URBAN-EU-CHINA.
Wang Yu earned his master of architecture in 2007 at Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China. During his study he participated several research projects which are related to heritage conservation. After his graduation he becomes a conservationist and a teacher at XAUAT. From 2009-2015 he went to Norway for his PhD study in focusing on heritage conservation and reparation after natural disaster. After being titled doctor, he is working on some research projects which are linked to China.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2020) Post-disaster Reconstruction on Vernacular Heritage. Community Design.
- (2020) Analysis on Energy Consumption Differences of the Existing Residentia lBuildings in Cold Regions. Chengshi jianzhu. vol. 352.
- (2019) Historic Districts in the Wake of Modern Adversities:Reflections from China and Norway. China City Planning Review (CCPR). vol. 28 (2).
- (2018) Hygrothermal properties of compressed earthen bricks. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 162.
- (2017) The Sustainability Challenge: How Multi-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Groups of Master Students Achieve Sustainable Architecture in Shanghai. AMPS PROCEEDINGS SERIES.
- (2017) Sustainable Energy in Cities: Methodology and Results of a Summer Course Providing Smart Solutions for a New District in Shanghai. Energy Procedia. vol. 111.
- (2017) Thermal Conductivity of Cement Stabilized Earth Blocks. Construction and Building Materials. vol. 151.
- (2016) A Sustainable Approach for Post-Disaster Rehabitation of Rural Heritage Settlements. Sustainable Development. vol. 24.
- (2016) Based on the New Characters of Norwegian Baby Boomers, Predicting a Trend of Demands for Housing for Elders. Community Design. vol. 71.
- (2014) Modernity and Cultural Heritage Conservation. Community Design. vol. 61.
- (2013) From Modernism to Ecological Worldview: An Observation to the Ongoing Sustainable Architecture Research of NTNU. Chengshi jianzhu.
- (2016) Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents. Routledge. 2016. ISBN 978-1472468154.
Part of book/report
- (2021) The Role of Heritage in Building a Socially Integrative City: A Comparative Approach. Towards Socially Integrative Cities: Perspectives on Urban Sustainability in Europe and China.
- (2021) Urban Living Labs as Instruments of Open Innovation: Examples of Sino–European Cooperation. Towards Socially Integrative Cities: Perspectives on Urban Sustainability in Europe and China.
- (2016) Still at Risk after Reconstruction: How Does the Mode of Reconstruction Cause New Vulnerabilities when Rebuilding a Vernacular Cultural Heritage Settlement?. Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents.
- (2014) Reconstruction after Reconstruction: A Study of the Post-Earthquake Reconstruction of Taoping Village, a Traditional Qiang Settlement in Sichuan, China. Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters in China, Japan and Beyond.
- (2019) Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation No.1. 2019.
- (2019) STRATEGIC RESEARCH & INNOVATION AGENDA FOR EU-CHINA COOPERATION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION NO.2. 2019.