Urban Design Department is an emerging design research based on educational trajectory at the School of Architecture, China Academy of Art. It was established as the first Urban Design oriented department in China. It is dedicated to Re-Think and Re-Create the existing urban architectural agenda and its discipline’s tradition and to construct the alternative system for both urban research and education. The department is aimed to train students to have a high sense of social responsibility, to have knowledge on engineering technology and humanity and art, to gain self-cultivation and public aesthetics and to constitute new urban invention from the interdisciplinary process through finding the balance among rationality, sensibility and art critically. Lab under Urban Design Department: Digital Simulation Lab for Urban Spatiography. The department offers a five-year program.

Students: 118.

Main Courses: Architectural Design, Urban Design,Landscape and Garden Design, Urban Engineering, History and Theory in
Architecture and City, Geographic and Regional Study, Urban Ecology.

Chair: Zhuo Min