My name is Ming QIU, a landscape planner and a current PhD student in ecohydrology. I believe my job as a coordinator between Nature and the society to resolve their tense conflicts by evidence-based landscape planning. With my interdisciplinary background of landscape architecture, urban geography, and now ecohydrology, I wish I could make contributions in the future practices.

EDUCATION


University of British Columbia, Kelowna, Canada
PhD’s Degree in Environmental Sciences

Supervisor: Adam Wei
Research Project: The Effects of Forest Landscape Patterns on Hydrological Regime in Southern Interior Watersheds of British Columbia (TBD).

09/2021- present

Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Master’s Degree in Landscape Planning

Core courses:
Environmental Science for Human Settlements ;
Principles and Methods of Landscape Ecological Planning ;
Analytical Methods on Geographical Information;
The Frontier of Global Sustainable Development;
Theories of Landscape Studies.

09/2017-06/2020

Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
Master’s Degree in Urban Geography

Core courses:
Planning Theory and Practice in Germany;
Transformation Laboratory: From Analysis to Communication;
Analytical Concepts, Methods and Applications for the Transformation of Urban Landscape.

09/2018- 06/2020

Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture

Core courses:
Digital Landscape Modelling Techniques;
RS and GIS Techniques;
Digital Design Methods;
Landscape Ecology.

09/2012- 06/2017

WORK EXPERIENCE


Zhejiang Urban and Rural Planning Institute, Hangzhou, China
Landscape Planner

Responsible for Natural Protected Area Planning, Scenic Area Planning, Ecological Planning; Spatial analysis with ArcGIS to support decision-making; Report Writing for Environmental Impact Assessment

07/2020-07/2021

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS


Shanghai Outstanding Graduate Award
Top 1%

2020

Shanghai Society of Landscape Architecture Paper of the Year Award
1st Place, Top 1%

2019

National Scholarship of China for Master Student
Top 1%, Nationwide

2019 & 2018

Tongji Outstanding Graduate-student Award
Top 5%

2019 & 2018

Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture Excellent Paper Award
3rd Place, Top 3%

2018

Journal of Landscape Architecture Excellent Paper Award
2rd Place, Top 3%

2018

Tongji Outstanding Bachelor Award
Top 5%

2017

CAUP Award for Academic Excellence in Theory Research
Top 3%

2017