In Memory of Academician Zou Deci, Honorary President of the UPSC and Editor-in-Chief of CCPR
Zou Deci, Honorary President of the Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC), Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, former President of the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, and Editor-in-Chief of China City Planning Review, passed away at the age of 87 in Beijing on Dec. 28, 2020. Academician Zou had been engaged in engineering science and technology for more than 60 years and was an outstanding urban planning expert with great contributions in urban planning and design. He was always very concerned about and supportive of the work of the UPSC. He was a member of the Fourth Academic Committee on Urban Planning (the predecessor of the UPSC), Vice President of the First and Second Councils of the UPSC, Executive Vice President of the Third Council, and was Honorary President of the UPSC since 2009. He was the Editorial Board Member of the Journals of the UPSC, City Planning Review (Chinese version) and Editor-in-Chief of China City Planning Review (English version). He received the highest honor of the UPSC, the Lifetime Achievement Award. He participated in the master planning of key new industrial cities in the First Five-Year Plan in 1950s, the post-earthquake reconstruction planning of Tianjin in the 1980s, and the relocation planning of towns inundated by the Three Gorges Project. He also participated in or presided over the urban master plan review of Beijing, Shanghai and other key cities, as well as the demonstration of major projects such as Hong Kong New International Airport and Shanghai Yangpu Bridge.Academician Zou loved his country, respected science, and was brave in innovation. His noble virtue of dedication, rigorous and realistic attitude, and theoretical and practical work style are our role model and example. His life was a life of advancing for the country, striving for the first in his discipline, and pioneering for his descendants.
Remembering Academician Zou Deci with our deepest respect!