Duan Jin, a professor from the School of Architecture of SEU and a PhD supervisor, is the first member of the Urban and Rural Planning Discipline Review Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, the first Chinese member of the International Space Syntax Academic Steering Committee, and he was awarded as the “National Engineering Survey and Design Master” by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in 2016. He was also appointed as the chief expert of “Xiong’an New Area Planning Technical Guide”.
Duan Jin has been engaged in urban planning design and theoretical research for more than 30 years. He expanded the theory of urban space development, proposed “space genes” and created analytical and inherited techniques to better solve the problems of natural environment destruction and historical cultural disruption in contemporary urban construction. It has been successfully applied in major projects such as Xiong’an New Area, Suzhou Ancient City, Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and extensive protection of ancient city and new district construction.
He hasfinished 12 monographs in the name of the first author and published 111 papers. He won 26 international and national planning and design awards as the first winner, including 3 national first prizes for excellent planning and design, “Award for Excellence” of the ISOCARP, “the Best Urban Design Award”of the Leading European Architects Forum (LEAF), and Honorary nomination ofARCASIA awards for Architecture, etc. He won the first prize of the provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress award. Three works were selected for the International 100-year Urban Design Tour.