Jiang, Bin 姜斌
BEngUP Hunan; MLA Peking; PhD Illinois

Dr. Bin JIANG is an assistant professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in USA.

Dr. Jiang is a Chair of Research and Methods Track in Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) in USA. He is the founder and director of Virtual Reality Lab of Urban Environments and Human Health in HKU. He is oversea editor and advisor of Landscape Architecture Frontiers Journal.

Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on investigating impacts of built environment on public health and wellbeing, social justice, sustainable urbanism, and environmental crisis. 3-D technology, visual simulation technology, quantitative research methods, and physiological, psychological, and hormone measures of human health are used for research. He has a strong collaboration with two leading research laboratories in U.S. and Asia: Dr. William C. Sullivan’s lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. Chun-yen Chang’s lab at the national Taiwan University.

Dr. Jiang also works as a landscape planner and designer. As a practitioner, he closely worked with two important contemporary landscape architects: Peter Walker and Kongjian Yu. He had a 12 years’ continuous practice experience before he joined HKU in January 2015.

Important Publications since 2014

  • Jiang, B*., Wang, H.Q., Larsen, L., Bao, F., Li, Z., & Pryor, M. (2019). Quality of sweatshop factory outdoor environments matters for workers’ stress and anxiety: A participatory smartphone-photography survey. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101336. doi:
  • Zhang, X. L. & Jiang, B*. (2019). Cultivation of Grit: A Type of Nature Education for Urban Preschool Children. Landscape Architecture. 26 (10): 40-47. doi: 10.14085/j.fjyl.2019.10.0040.08.
  • Jiang, B*. (2019). Nine Questions toward Influences of Emerging Science and Technology on Urban Environment Planning and Design. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 7(2), 66-75.
  • Jiang, B*., Mak, C. N. S., Zhong, H., Larsen, L., & Webster, C. J. (2018). From Broken Windows to Perceived Routine Activities: Examining Impacts of Environmental Interventions on Perceived Safety of Urban Alleys. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(2450). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02450
  • Jiang, B*., Schmillen, R., & Sullivan, W. C. (2018). How to waste a break: using portable electronic devices substantially counteracts attention enhancement effects of green spaces. Environment and Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0013916518788603
  • Jiang, B*., Chen, J., & Wang, L. (2018). Cardiovascular diseases due to stress arisen from social risk factors: A synopsis and prospectiveness. Nano LIFE. doi: 10.1142/S1793984418400032
  • Suppakittpaisarn, P*., Jiang, B., Slavenas, M., & Sullivan, W. C. (2018). Does density of green infrastructure predict preference? Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. doi:
  • Jiang, B*. (2018). The road to a healthy city: The benefits of Urban Nature for Mental Health. Urban and Rural Planning. 2018 (3): 13-20.
  • Jiang, B*., Mak, C. N. S., Larsen, L., & Zhong, H. (2017). Minimizing the gender difference in perceived safety: Comparing the effects of urban back alley interventions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 51, 117-131. doi:
  • Jiang, B*., Deal, B., Pan, H., Larsen, L., Hsieh, C.-H., Chang, C.-Y., & Sullivan, W. C. (2017). Remotely-sensed imagery vs. eye-level photography: Evaluating associations among measurements of tree cover density. Landscape and Urban Planning, 157, 270-281. doi:
  • Jiang, B*. (2017). Measuring Impacts Of Ordinary Green Landscapes On Human Health And Transforming Research Findings Into Design Solutions: Four Important Issues, Time+Architecture 157, p. 34-37.
  • Jiang, B*., Li, L., Zhang, T. (2017). Exploring Relationship between Urban Spatial Elements and Public Health: Using‘the Image of City’Theory as a Research Framework. Shanghai Urban Planning Review, 134, 63-68.
  • Jiang, B*., Li, D., Larsen, L., & Sullivan, W. C. (2016). A Dose-Response Curve Describing the Relationship Between Urban Tree Cover Density and Self-Reported Stress Recovery. Environment and Behavior, 48(4), 607-629. doi: 10.1177/0013916514552321
  • Jiang, B*., Larsen, L., Deal, B., & Sullivan, W. C. (2015). A dose–response curve describing the relationship between tree cover density and landscape preference. Landscape and Urban Planning, 139(0), 16-25. doi:
  • Jiang, B*., Zhang,T., Sullivan, W.C. (2015). Healthy Cities: Mechanisms and Research Questions Regarding the Impacts of Urban Green Landscapes on Public Health and Well-being. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 3(1), 24-35.
  • Jiang, B*. (2015). Examining the Urban Environment through the Eyes of a Pediatrician: an Interview with Richard J. Jackson. Landscape Architecture Frontiers, 3(1), 62-69.
  • Jiang, B., Chang, C. Y., & Sullivan, W. C*. (2014). A dose of nature: Tree cover, stress reduction, and gender differences. Landscape and Urban Planning, 132, 26-36.