The Island and Coastal Zone Institute
海島海岸帶研究中心中方主任；浙江大學建筑系副教授，碩士生導師，建筑學博士；海洋科學（浙江大學海洋學院海島海岸帶研究所）博士后；浙江大學建筑與城市發展國際研究中心、國際海島“IRTS”大會主席；SSCI 期刊“Island Studies Journal”編委；International Islands Network 理事
Zhang Huan is a Doctor of Architecture and completed a postdoc in Marine Science (Institute of Islands and Coastal Zone, Ocean College, Zhejiang University). He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture’s International Research Center for Architecture and Urban Development, Zhejiang University. President of International conference “IRTS:Sustainable Development under Globalization and New Urbanization. He is a member of the international editorial board of Island Studies Journal an SSCI journal published by University of Prince Edward Island.
海島海岸帶研究中心外方主任；阿伯丁大學人類文化學博士；Island Dynamics研究組織的創始人和主任；SSCI期刊“Island Studies Journal”執行主編；愛德華王子島大學島嶼研究所兼職教授，華南理工大學印度洋島國研究中心學術顧問，廣州大學旅游學院客座教授。國際小島嶼研究協會的執行董事會成員、韓國全球島嶼基金會顧問、國際地理聯盟島嶼委員會指導委員會成員和《島》雜志編輯委員會成員。
Adam Grydeh?j (PhD in Ethnology, University of Aberdeen) is founder and Director of the Island Dynamics research organization (www.islanddynamics.org). Grydeh?j is a geographer who studies the intersection of culture, politics, economy, and development in island and coastal spaces. He is author or coauthor of over 50 peer-reviewed papers and reports and plays a leading role in the international island studies community. Grydeh?j is Executive Editor of ‘Island Studies Journal’ (2017-2021), an SSCI journal published by University of Prince Edward Island. He is Adjunct Faculty of University of Prince Edward Island’s Institute of Island Studies, Academic Advisor to South China University of Technology’s Research Center for Indian Ocean Island Countries, and Guest Professor at Guangzhou University’s School of Tourism Studies. Adam is also an Executive Board Member of the International Small Island Studies Association, Advisor to the Korean Global Island Foundation, Steering Committee Member of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Islands, and Editorial Board Member of the journal ‘Shima’.
The Island and Coastal Zone Institute (ICZI), within Zhejiang University’s School of Art and Archaeology, is dedicated to exploring the cultural, economic, environmental, and developmental dynamics of island and coastal areas. ICZI takes its point of departure in the island and coastal geography of the Yangtze River Delta, a region that comprises everything from fishing villages to megacities, from nature zones to container ports, from lakeside ‘water towns’ to marine archipelagos. ICZI also draws upon international research within island studies, architecture and planning, human geography, urban studies, anthropology, and other fields and disciplines.
ICZI seeks to understand how island and coastal livelihoods and wellbeing can be assured and how cultural, economic, and environmental interests can be balanced across spatial scales. For example, how does infrastructural development affect the way in which people experience island and coastal place? Is it possible to navigate the tensions between tourism, heavy industry, traditional livelihoods such as fishing and agriculture, and residents’ desire for high quality of life? What makes urbanisation, land use change, environmental, and cultural processes distinct in island and coastal communities? Should island and coastal landscapes be managed differently from landscapes in other geographical contexts? By studying the interface and interaction between land and sea, ICZI ultimately seeks to better understand how human society functions—and how it ought to function.
Based in Hangzhou, an ancient city at the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, ICZI reaches out to the archipelagos of Zhoushan and Dongtou, to the great cities of Shanghai and Ningbo—and to island and coastal zones around China and around the world. Combining world-class research, an interdisciplinary outlook, and a dedication to supporting positive change in local communities, ICZI is at the forefront of Chinese island studies and coastal research.