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Dr

Siqing Chen

Senior Lecturer
science & technology
environmental sciences & ecology
technology
life sciences & biomedicine
remote sensing
ecology
china
environmental sciences
sustainability
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Dr

Siqing Chen

 
Division
Architecture, Building And Planning
 
Primary Interest
Digital Landscape Architecture (Gis
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Dr

Siqing Chen

 

Dr Siqing (Simon) Chen is a senior lecturer in landscape architecture. Trained in China and the United States as a land use planner and landscape architect, Siqing has practiced since 2002 in a range of private and public sector settings in China and U.S. before his academic appointment at the University of Melbourne.

Siqing's research concerns emerging issues of landscape planning, energy landscape, and ecological urbanism with emphasis on sustaining the built environment. He has been involved in projects funded by the Australian, Chinese, and U.S. governments, private enterprises and industrial bodies, and has won numerous design and research excellence awards in the U.S., China, and Australia. Drawing on his ongoing research and practice, Siqing teaches Bachelors Site Planning and Design studio, Masters Landscape Planning studio, GIS, and Geodesign.

Currently Siqing has increasingly focused on the application of GIS and spatial modelling tools to the visualization, simulation and evaluation of the environmental impacts of the rapid urbanisation in post-reform China and the ever-expanding urban regions in Australia. He has recently secured a research grant to explore Australia's solar energy landscape and ways of designing sustainable communities powered by renewable energy. Siqing has published 40 refereed journal articles and conference papers on GIS-based landscape assessment and planning, sustainable urban development, and environmental decision-making support. His recent book Designing Ecologies: Integrating Green Infrastructure into Sustainable Housing Developments (2011) proposes a new process-based approach for the design, planning, and construction of new communities considering environmental, economic and cultural sustainability against conventional suburban sprawl.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 35 most recent scholarly works by Siqing Chen.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

LTI Grant, University of Melbourne

2010

Graham Treloar Early Career Research Fellowship

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne

2008

Outstanding Graduate Student

College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Auburn University

2008

Research Excellence Award

School of Architecture, Auburn University

2008

Outstanding International Student

Auburn University

2007

Book Award

School of Architecture, Auburn University

2007

Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture Honor Society

School of Architecture, Auburn University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Architecture, Building And Planning

American Planning Association

American Planning Association

Australian Society Of Ecology

Ecological Society of Australia

Honor Society Landscape Architecture

Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture Honor Society

American Society Of Landscape Architecture

American Society of Landscape Architecture

Education


Master of Landscape Architecture

Auburn University

Doctor of Philosophy

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Master of Science

Chinese Academy of Sciences