Research Group: Architectural Science Group
Welsh School of Architecture
Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue
Research interest and responsibilities
My research interests include public policy making in responding to sustainability and environment challenge, sustainable urban environment with focus on its planning policy, environment regulation and its implementation, environment management within business.
I am also currently responsible for developing and managing the school’s link with China, extending and strengthening the school’s presence in Xi’an, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing, Guangzhou etc. with a number of formal and informal collaborations with some top Chinese universities, government bodies and industrial players.
Projects managed and involved
Annual student exchange program between Cardiff and Shanghai Tongji University at postgraduate level (MArch and MSc) – Sustainable Architectural Joint-studio
Leverhulme Trust Project - International Network: Sustainable Building Design and Operation Cardiff University, UK and Tianjin University, China (completed in 2008)
EU Asia Pro Eco project - Sustainable Urban Housing: strengthening capacity in policy formulation and implementation in the city of Xi’an (completed in 2007)
European Regional Development funded (ERDF) project - Green Network for SMEs in Cardiff (completed in 2005),
European Social Funded (ESF) projects - Sustainability in construction (completed in 2004) and
European Social Funded (ESF) projects - Industry Micro-business (completed in 2004)
Carbon Trust funded project - Re-lease your energy efficiency (completed in 2003).
Yan Wang, Richard K. Morgan and Mat Cashmore, “Environmental Impact Assessment of projects in the People’s Republic of China: new law, old problems”, Environmental Impact Assessment Review: Volume 23, Issue 5, August 2003, 543-579 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01959255)
Li Zhou and Yan Wang, 2003,“Reverse Logistics of Battery Recycling in China”, proceedings of Logistics Research Network Annual Conference, 11th -12th September 2003, Institute of Logistics and Transport, London
Li Zhou, Mohamed M. Naim and Yan Wang, 2006, “Soft systems analysis of reverse logistics battery recycling in China”, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 10, No. 1, March 2007, 57-70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13675560600717847
Yan Wang and Phil Jones (ed), 2007, A Strategy for Sustainable Housing Development in the city of Xi’an, Welsh School of Architecture: CardiffLuciano Caruggi de Faria, Lu Sun, Phil Jones and Yan Wang, 2007, “Evaluation and Application of Natural Ventilation Concepts in Educational Buildings”, proceedings of