The Zube lecture series is named for Ervin Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice. Ervin left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.
Our department is pleased to present:
Professor of Geography,
Department of Geography and Earth Sciences,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Xiang is a National Distinguished Professor at the East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. He is the founder and director of the Global Institute for Urban and Regional Sustainability (GIURS), and directs the Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration. He received his BS degree in geography from Beijing Normal University, a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Xiang joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1990, and became a Professor of Geography and Earth Sciences in 2001. His scholarly activities have been found in the areas of landscape and land use planning, geographic information science, spatial modeling, and recently sustainable development in China. His scholarly contributions have appeared in the International Journal of Geographic Information Science, Environment and Planning B, Journal of Environmental Management, and Landscape and Urban Planning.
Dr. Xiang has been a research fellow at a number of research institutions, including the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) at Berkeley, the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at Santa Barbara, USA. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Landscape and Urban Planning.