Youngqi Lou holds a PhD on urban design theory and practice from Tongji University; he is the professor and Deputy Head of College of Design Innovation Tongji University. He focuses on interdisciplinary sustainable design education, research and practice.He is the Scientific Committee member of The Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) Italy (2009-2011), Coordinator of DESIS-China(The Network on Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability in China)and Secretary of Cumulus 2010 Shanghai Conference. He was the chief curator of International Students’ Exhibition of Shanghai Biennale of 2006 and 2008, and the international advisor committee member and keynote speaker of “Changing the Change” international design research conference.

His published works include two books, “Tektao Files” (Tongji University Press, 2007) and “Environmental Design” (China Higher education Press, 2008). He is the author of many published articles on urban planning, design innovation and research.As the Certificated Urban Designer of P.R.China and the founder and Creative director of Tektao Architecture, Design and Research (www.tektao.com.cn), he has finished large numbers of architecture, urban design and exhibition design projects. He is also the Co-founder of ETOPIA Building Development Co., Ltd, Shanghai, China (www.etopia.cn) which concentrated in promoting an industrial sustainable housing system based on web 2.0.