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Hendrik Tieben

Hendrik TIEBEN is an architect, researcher and educator devoted to the creation of healthy and inclusive cities. He is a Professor and currently the Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof. Tieben received his architecture education in Germany, Italy and Switzerland and holds a Doctor of Science degree from ETH Zurich. He is a registered architect in Germany (AKNW) and a Founding Member and academic advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.
Over the past few years, Hendrik Tieben developed a series of public space and placemaking projects to empower local communities, which were featured in international publications and biennale exhibitions. He served as an editorial board member of the ICE Journal Urban Design and Planning and scientific board member of the International Forum on Urbanism. In his current research, Professor Tieben focuses on the relationships between urban forms, health and wellbeing. One of his latest projects was the global initiative “2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID19 Pandemic”, a collaboration with the Journal of Public Space (a partner of UN Habitat).