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.  


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

Journal publications


  • Wang, Yu; Awotona, Adenrele; Skotte, Hans Narve. (2016) Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide: Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents. Routledge. 2016. ISBN 978-1472468154.

Part of book/report

  • Wang, Yu; Skotte, Hans Narve. (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.
  • Wang, Yu; Skotte, Hans. (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.


  • Aune, Pål Jarle; Horvat, Manfred; Yue, Liu; Li, Yun; Wyckmans, Annemie; Wang, Yu. (2019) Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda for EU-China Cooperation on Sustainable Urbanisation No.1. 2019.
  • Wyckmans, Annemie; Horvat, Manfred; Sievers, Katja; Laschet, Marleen; Wang, Yu; Joli, Siri M L. (2019) STRATEGIC RESEARCH & INNOVATION AGENDA FOR EU-CHINA COOPERATION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION NO.2. 2019.