Prof. LIU Jian, Director of Editorial Department of CCPR, Elected as Vice President of World Society for Ekistics
On the general election of the council of World Society for Ekistics that was held in the end of 2011, Ms. LIU Jian, the Director of editorial department of China City Planning Review, and Associate Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, was elected as the Vice President for the term 2012 to 2013. She is the third Chinese scholar who is taking such an important position in this organization after Prof. WU Liangyong and Prof. MAO Qizhi of Tsinghua University.
Established in 1965, the World Society for Ekistics is an international non-governmental organization dedicated to study man’s patterns of living and their physical expression in the past, present and future. Its aims and objects are to promote the development of knowledge and ideas concerning human settlements by research and through publications, conferences, scholarships, etc.; to encourage the development and expansion of education in ekistics; to educate public opinion concerning ekistics, thus stimulating world-wide interest and cooperation; to recognize the benefits and the necessity of an inter-disciplinary approach to the needs of human settlements, and to promote and emphasize such an approach. Its activities in the 1960s and 1970s had played an important influence on the organization of the Habitat I of the United Nations which took place in 1976 in Vancouver.