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Amy Tang

Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Design, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Amy Tang is an Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Design, at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham. She is majorly teaching modules for MArch in Sustainable Urban Design course. Her research and teaching interests in sustainable urban design theory and practice; urban change and urban identity; public places and cities; sustainable dwelling and settlement in rural areas in China; industrial conservation and redevelopment in China; philosophies, theories and practices of the traditional Chinese architectural and urban design; urban spatial design strategies and approaches; historical conservation and regeneration in China; and social, cultural and historical sustainability. Her research focuses on the relationship between urban design theory and practice in varies aspects. She graduated from the Architecture School, Tianjin University in China and received BEng in City Planning and Urban Design. She carried on her further higher education studies at University of Nottingham for Master in Architecture and Urban Design. She has finished her PhD in Architecture in 2012. Amy has been involved in teaching and tutoring in architecture and urban design studios in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment for the last 10 years and as a full-time member of academic staff since autumn 2008.

Dr Amy Tang is a part of the Architecture, Culture and Tectonics (ACT) Research Group.

Research Summary

Social and cultural sustainability, sustainable dwelling and living, integrating innovative architectural and urban design in historical context, industrial conservation and redevelopment,… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

Social and cultural sustainability, sustainable dwelling and living, integrating innovative architectural and urban design in historical context, industrial conservation and redevelopment, sustainable urban regeneration strategies and design, tourism development in conservation areas, urban spatial design principles and practice, age-friendly living and community development.

Past Research

Conservation planning and design in historical towns and cities in China; public realm; urban change and urban identity, transportation system in China.

Future Research

I welcome applications from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Conservation planning and design in historical towns and cities; Industrial conservation and redevelopment; Social and cultural sustainability; Urban spatial design principles and practice; Age-friendly living and community development; Tourism development in conservation areas

  • CHEN, A. R., PORTER, N. and TANG, Y., 2022. How Does Buddhist Contemplative Space Facilitate the Practice of Mindfulness?: Religions Religions. 13(5),
  • FENG LIU, KAICHENG WANG and YUE TANG, 2019. A study of Renewal Strategies for Old Industrial Building Skin based on Transparency Industrial Construction. 4(April), 69-75
  • KAICHENG WANG and FENG LIU, 2019. Analysis of the Spatial Characteristics of Stanley Resso Residence Housing Science. 3(March), 42-47
  • FENG LIU, ZHENYU HU, YUE TANG and JIANGTAO XIE, 2019. Study on Natural Visibility Measurement of Public Space in Primary and Secondary Schools Science Technology and Engineering. 19(33), 1902970
  • HU, Y., HEATH, T., TANG, Y. and ZHANG, Q., 2017. Using Quantitative Analysis to Assess the Appropriateness of Infill Buildings in Historic Settings Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 34(2), 1
  • ABAID, I and TANG, Y, 2016. Life in public spaces of neighbourhoods: a case study of Misurata City, Libya In: 12th International Symposium on Urban Planning and Environment, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • SHOLIHAH, A.B., HEATH, T. and TANG, Y., 2014. Public Perceptions on Street Image and Place Attachment of a Traditional Street: The Case of Pecinan Street, Magelang In: ASEAUK Conference.
  • SHOLIHAH, A.B., HEATH, T.P. and TANG, Y., 2013. Assessing the Quality of Traditional South-East Asian Streets: Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta, Indonesia In: 7th Symposium on Asian Heritage: Saving Traditional Streets of Southeast Asia.
  • YUE TANG, 2012. In: KATHARINA BORSI, ed., Integrity, Order and Change: The Design Principles and Approaches of Traditional Chinese Built Environment 647-662
  • HEATH, T., ZHU, Y. and TANG, Y., 2010. Eco-Urbanism: towards sustainable city living In: International Symposium on Eco-Urbanism, Shanghai Expo, China. 10
  • HEATH, T. and TANG, Y., 2010. Beijing's hutong and siheyuan: conservation of an urban identity Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Municipal Engineer. 163(3), 155-161
  • HEATH, T., TANG, Y. and ZHU. Y., 2010. The revitalization and conservation of 19th century historical industrial quarters in the UK In: 2nd International Symposium on Architecture Heritage Preservation and Sustainable Development, Tianjin, China, 20-21 September 2010. 18-24
  • TANG, Y., 2009. Harmony between Man and Nature: Past, Present, and Future. In: HASELSBERGER, B.(EDS), ed., Planning as REAR VIEW MIRROR or CRYSTAL BALL?: Diversities of planning Cultures, Traditions, Identities TU Wien. 32
  • TANG, Y., 2009. Harmonised planning and design in Hong village Regions Magazine: Newsletter of the Regional Studies Association. 274(Supplement 1), 5-7
  • TANG, Y. and HEATH, T.P., 2008. Integrated urban spatial design as a harmonious media: bridging the divide between ‘old’ and ‘new’ in traditional Chinese towns and cities In: ACSP-AESOP 4th Joint Congress. n/a
  • TANG, Y., 2008. The Strategies for Chinese Urban and Architectural Development in the Context of Globalisation Urbanism and Architecture. 45(June), 22-24
  • TANG, Y., 2005. Huai'an Historical Area Planning and Conservation Design. In: HIGHER EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ed., China Institution of City Planning Distinction Student's Work (5th Year) Beijing: China Architecture & Building Press. 62-63
  • LIU, G. Y. (ET AL), 2002. Conservation Planning of 25 Historical Areas in Beijing Old City (Xianyukou Area). In: SHAN, J. X., ed., Conservation Planning of 25 Historical Areas in Beijing Old City Beijing: Beijing Yanshan Press. 353-383

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