Assist. Prof. Dr., Geographin und Architektin
Iris Belle is Assistant Professor in the Urban Renewal and Design Department of the College of Architecture and Urban Design at Tongji University, Shanghai.
Her research interests include the effect of urban governance on sustainable development, the long-term transformation of the building stock of cities in relation to cultural capital and natural resources, and design and construction quality in China. This also includes their implication on innovation in the construction sector.
Iris Belle holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Heidelberg University, a Diploma in Architecture from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a certificate in Chinese language from Beijing Normal University.
In the past, Iris was a Post Doc researcher and module coordinator at the Future Cities Lab of the Singapore ETH Centre and the Institute for Historic Building Research and Conservation at ETH Zurich. She also worked as architectural and urban designer at AREP Beijing and gmp-Architekten Beijing. As a consultant, she has conceptualized conferences and workshops on urban transformation and architecture for the DAAD and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design.
In addition to stadtkultur-international, Iris is also a member of ICOMOS and the Singapore Heritage Society.