Nan Bai

Nan Bai
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Architectural Engineering & Technology

PhD candidate

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Introduction
Nan Bai currently works as a PhD Candidate at the Chair of Heritage and Values in the Department of AE+T in the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at TU Delft. He also participates in the HERILAND Project in the European Union as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher. Graduated from Tsinghua University and TU Berlin, gaining Master's degrees in Architecture Design, Nan always has a broad interest in the application of Computational Social Science in the Heritage settings, as well as the research in Architectural Psychology and Big Data in Heritage studies.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - October 2023
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
October 2019 - September 2023
Delft University of Technology
Field of study
  • Heritage and Values
October 2017 - July 2019
Technische Universität Berlin
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 2016 - July 2019
Tsinghua University
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (20)
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Values (why to conserve) and Attributes (what to conserve) are essential concepts of cultural heritage. Recent studies have been using social media to map values and attributes conveyed by the public to cultural heritage. However, it is rare to connect heterogeneous modalities of images, texts, geo-locations, timestamps, and social network structur...
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The Supplemental Materials of the manuscript Investigating rural public spaces with cultural significance using morphological, cognitive and behavioural data. The full research data could be accessed on 4TU Research Data Repository: https://doi.org/10.4121/13564292.v2.
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During the rural [re]vitalization process in China, national strategies required rural public spaces with cultural significance to be identified before planning decision-making. However, places identified as culturally significant by planners and visitors can differ from the ones mostly used and valued by locals. Even if there is a growing interest...
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Values (why to conserve) and Attributes (what to conserve) are essential concepts of cultural heritage. Recent studies have been using social media to map values and attributes conveyed by public to cultural heritage. However, it is rare to connect heterogeneous modalities of images, texts, geo-locations, timestamps, and social network structures t...
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The UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL) includes the exceptionally valuable cultural and natural heritage to be preserved for mankind. Evaluating and justifying the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) is essential for each site inscribed in the WHL, and yet a complex task, even for experts, since the selection criteria of OUV are not mutually exclusive....
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Social inclusion has grown as an important goal for heritage planning over the past decades. Whilst the document Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape called a decade ago for novel tools for civic engagement and knowledge documentation, social media already functions as a platform for online communities to actively get involved in heritage...
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The Statements of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) concerns the core justification for nominating and inscribing cultural and natural heritage properties on the UNESCO World Heritage List, ever since 2007. Ten criteria are specified and measured independently for the selection process. The 2008 ICOMOS Report “What is OUV” has been a successful exa...
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The UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL) is to identify the exceptionally valuable cultural and natural heritage to be preserved for mankind as a whole. Evaluating and justifying the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of each nomination in WHL is essentially important for a property to be inscribed, and yet a complex task even for experts since the crit...
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Focusing on the quality of reuse of buildings with respect to the efficiency of human movement patterns and the effectiveness of allocation of functional spaces with respect to their needs for social encounter and avoidance reveals the configurative nature and the human impact of architectural design. By comparing such functionality assessments bef...
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The paper reports the formulation, the design, and the results of a serious game developed for structuring negotiations concerning the redevelopment of a university campus with various stakeholders. The main aim of this research was to formulate the redevelopment planning problem as an abstract and discrete decision-making problem involving multipl...
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As one of the most important areas in the Palace Museum, Beijing, China, the Hall of Mental Cultivation had suffered from overcrowding of visitors before it was closed in 2016 for conservation. Preparing for the reopening in 2020, the Palace Museum decided to take the chance and initiate finer-grained tourism management in the Hall. This research i...
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In ancient China, villages had always been the most important place for people to settle and work. As the urbanization process in China gets faster and the information technology spreads wider recently, the built environment and the social structure are going through marvelous changes, making the preservation of village heritage an urgent issue in...
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In ancient China, villages had always been the most important place for people to settle and work. As the urbanization process in China gets faster and the information technology spreads wider recently, the built environment and the social structure are going through marvelous changes, making the preservation of village heritage an urgent issue in...
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Rural Vitalization being a nationwide policy for China in the following five years, it is becoming even more important to preserve and conserve the village heritage, especially with the global background of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) involvement. This research reviews on the existing and potential methods which has been or could...
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Rural Vitalization being a nationwide policy for China in the following five years, it is becoming even more important to preserve and conserve the village heritage, especially with the global background of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) involvement. This research reviews on the existing and potential methods which has been or could...
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How to support the implementation of green transportation through the establishment of a friendly walking environment around the subway station area is a topic of concern for many experts and scholars in recent years. This study focuses on the pedestrian environment around the subway stations, building the spatial patterns around the station areas,...
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As we step into a new data-based information age, it is important to get citizens involved in the whole design process. Our research tries to build up a user-based urban information system by collecting the data of neighborhood land use preference from all the residents through gaming. The result of each individual decision will be displayed in rea...
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Quantitative studies using the corpus Google Ngram, namely Culturomics, have been analyzing the implicit patterns of culture changes. Being the top-standard prize in the field of Architecture since 1979, the Pritzker Prize has been increasingly diversified in the recent years. This study intends to reveal the implicit pattern of Pritzker Winners us...
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The triumph of the revolution lead by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara brought the national concept which can be called 'Imagined Community' to the last old-time Colony in South America, Cuba, bringing some atmosphere of change to this land, as well. On one hand it was the complex characteristic of rationality and rebelliousness which is naturally incl...
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Architectural space functioning, as a crucial component of urban life, every citizen, whether related to architecture profession or not, has his or her unique judging principles as space consumer. This research tried to explore the differences of judging between different professional backgrounds when individuals face and assess the architectural s...

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This research project is part of the EU Horizon 2020 Heriland Project. It seeks to model the characteristics and mechanism of people's perception of World Heritage properties with the help of computational social science and artificial intelligence.
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To develop a method for the collection, analysis and display of village heritage data, of which human perception takes up a great part.