Yibing Sun

Visiting Scholar
Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Yibing Sun


Yibing Sun



Dr. Sun is currently researching on the integration of urban agriculture in urbanizing China. 

China’s urbanization process is causing severe cropland loss. With the growing population and changing diet, China is losing the capacity to feed itself and heading towards bringing the whole world an inevitable food disaster.

In order to ensure domestic food security, China should develop a new “Urban Agriculture Eco-city Model”, and release land productivity within city area. With the country’s current political policy, economic system, and agriculture development, urban agriculture is a perfect way to save China from the coming crisis. 


Ph.D., School of Architecture, Tianjin University, P.R. China

M.S., School of Architecture, Tianjin University, P.R. China             

B.S., School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China


  1. Yibng Sun, Yukun Zhang. The Development of Urban Agriculture Research in Architectural Field. Urban Planning Forum. Jun. 2013.
  2. Yibing Sun. Integrate Urban Agriculture Concept into Urban Planning and Architectural Design. New Architecture. May 2013.
  3. Yibing Sun. Urban Agriculture Development in Foreign Countries. Journal of Tianjin University. May 2013.
  4. Yibing Sun, Yukun Zhang. Urban Agriculture and Arable Land Saving Strategy in China. Architecture Journal. Mar. 2010.
  5. Yibing Sun. Urban Farmland on Rooftops. Shanghai National Conference of Architecture Design and Urban Planning Thesis Collection. Aug. 2010.
  6. Yibing Sun. Apply Urban Agriculture on Buildings. Shenzhen National Conference of Sustainable Architecture Design Thesis Collection. April 2011.
  7. Yibing Sun. Urban Agriculture and Land Saving. 2011 Outstanding Master Degree Thesis Collection. July 2010. 

Professional Certification

LEED AP Building Design and Construction