Monica Kuo

Monica Kuo is the Dean of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. She holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the Fine Arts School University of Pennsylvania,USA. Having trained under Professor Ian McHarg, who pioneered the concept of ecological planning , Monica worked for landscape architecture firms such as WMRT, Hanna/Olin, and George E. Patton during her stay in the Philadelphia, USA. After returning to Taiwan, Monica worked on the planning and establishment of the island’s national park system, before accepting a teaching position in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Chinese Culture University. Monica Kuo was the President of the Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects and is now the Vice President of the Asian Landscape Architecture Society. Over the past 30 years, she has sat on dozens of government advisory boards and professional committees, acting as a consultant on environmental and landscape issues of national importance. Keeping abreast of the latest trends and topics, she frequently writes about public issues in newspapers and journals. In addition to teaching and researching, Monica Kuo also regularly participates in the actual planning of national and regional construction projects. Recently, She just received a special award of ‘’FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards on National planning & development‘’. Monica Kuo has published nearly 200 essays and authored over 10 booked, including, most notably, “Green and Blue Network: The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Landscape Planning”and “Formosa’s Landscape in Transition and Adaptation”.