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Mr Qiu Xiaoxiang

Mr Qiu has many years of experience in the planning management field, having participated in various project of master plan, special plan, and specialises in urban design and detailed planning. His projects have won him many provincial level awards and he has shared up to 10 papers on professional journals and conferences.


He is actively involved in many professional planning and design related organisations: committee member of the historical and heritage city committee in Urban Planning Society of China, committee member of scenic environmental planning, standing committee of the historical and cultural cities committee in Chinese Society for Urban Studies. He is also a member of green building’s theory and implementation group, a group of China Green Building and Energy Efficient Committee.



Bachelor of Architecture, Qinghua University

Master of Urban Planning and Design, Qinghua University

Chinese Certified Planner


Work experience:

August 1989-April 1991, Tutor cum secretary at the Department of Architecture, Shandong Yantai University

April 1991-May 1995, Clerk, Deputy Chief, Director at Suzhou City Committee Planning Management Division

May 1995-July 2000, Secretary of Suzhou City Planning Bureau

August 2000-April 2014, Deputy Secretary and Spokesman of Suzhou City Housing and Urban Construction Bureau

May 2014-Present, China Region Chief Planner at SCP Consultants Pte Ltd


Key Project Experience:

Master Plan for Suzhou City 1996-2010

Detailed Control Plan for Old Town Neighbourhood, Suzhou

Preparation of submission for World Heritage Site for Classical Gardens of Suzhou

Lead the submission works for World Heritage Site for Jiangnan Water Village

Participated in International Garden City Competition and won prize

Preparation of expanding Classical Gardens of Suzhou to include historical town

Parts of Suzhou City Master Plan 2007-2020: Residential Planning, Disaster Prevention Planning, City Gas Planning

Conservation and Restoration of Suzhou Old Town, selected as the best implemented case in Shanghai World Expo

Petrol Station Plan for Suzhou City

Rural Transformation Plan for Penghu Village, Suzhou


Main published papers:

An Introduction to the Detailed Control Plan for Suzhou Old Town, Planning Review

Urgent Attention to Regional Planning, Planning Review

Discussion on the Central City and its Divisions, Jiangsu Planning Review

New Buildings in Suzhou, World’s Architecture

From Little Bridge and Streams to Lakeside Avenue, Architecture and Culture

Summary of Exchange Visits Between Two Cities, Architecture and Culture

Museum and City – 2007WA Architectural Design Forum

The Journey to Suzhou Old City, City and Region Research


Internationally published papers:

The World Heritage Site in Suzhou

Development Strategy for Suzhou


National published papers:

Urbanisation and Conservation of Heritage

Practice and Exploration of Green Buildings in Suzhou


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