Wanyi Song

Wanyi Song is a graduate research assistant of the University of Arizona in Science of Planning. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture when she was living in Southern China. After her undergraduate studies, Wanyi worked full-time as a Landscape Designer in China and Singapore. Her interests range from environmental science and GIS technology to architecture and urban design. She enjoys participating in sustainable development projects which integrate green techniques and a sense of aesthetics, to create livable communities as well as to mitigate natural resources conflicts.

A Long-range Plan for the Tohono O’odham Nation

by Wanyi Song

Currently, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona is collaborating with the Tohono O’odham Nation to develop a long-range plan that will address the Nation’s spe... Read article

Building an Attractive Cycling Environment in Tucson, Arizona

by Wanyi Song

Sustainable development is a goal of almost every United States city. Combined with fun, fitness, and environmental purpose, promoting cycling may be the most popular strategy that many cities have implemented. The local... Read article

Tucson, Arizona: A Leading Arts Community

by Wanyi Song

At the corner of 6th Avenue and Toole Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, you can find a 20-foot high kinetic sculpture, which is a butterfly with a 6 ½-foot wingspan. This fancy public art, created by Bevel Butterfly Company, is... Read article

Automated Design Module: A New Method for Designing Landscapes

by Wanyi Song

Plant selection in the landscape is guided by four principles: function, aesthetics, site adaptability, and management. At small-scale sites like gardens or community parks, landscape architects can carefully choose ... Read article

Downtown Tucson, Arizona Revitalization

by Wanyi Song

The city of Tucson, Arizona is sometimes referred to as “the Old Pueblo.” “Pueblo” is a Spanish word derived from a Latin word “populus,” meaning “town.” Downtown Tucson is the historic and cultural heart of the Old Pueb... Read article

A New Transit Option in Central Tucson, Arizona: The Modern Streetcar

by Wanyi Song

As part of a $2.1 billion Regional Transportation Plan, the modern streetcar project in Tucson, Arizona costs an estimated $196.8 million. The project was approved by Pima County voters in May 2006, and is currently unde... Read article