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Jiang, Shan

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Shan Jiang is an assistant professor in the School of Design and Community Development. She holds a Bachelor of Agriculture in Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Tongji University in China. She received her Ph.D. in Planning Design and the Built Environment (Architecture + Health) from Clemson University. Prior to entering academia she practiced as a landscape designer and has experience on the creation of public open spaces at various scales. Dr. Jiang teaches digital graphics and a range of studios focusing on the environmental planning/design and community development. Her primary research interests include people-nature relationship, landscape design and human health, the application of biophilic principles to create therapeutic environments, and evidence-based design. 

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  • Jiang, S., & Verderber, S. (2016). On the planning and design of hospital circulation zones: A review of the evidence-based literature. Health Environments Research & Design Journal. DOI:10.1177/1937586716672041
  • Jiang, S., & Verderber, S. (2016). Landscape therapeutics and the design of salutogenic hospitals: Recent research. World Health Design 8(2), 40-51.
  • Jiang, S. (2015). Using transparent spaces to encourage engagement with therapeutic landscapes and optimize stress reduction in urban health facilities, CELA2015, Manhattan, KS, March 24-28.
  • Jiang, S. (2014). Therapeutic Landscapes and Healing Gardens: A Review of Chinese Literature in Relation to the Studies in Western Countries. Frontiers of Architectural Research 3(2), 141-153.
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