DESIGN SOLUTIONS AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
Stefan Al, PhD, is an architect and thought leader in architecture and city planning, with deep research experience on topics including hotel and retail design, smart cities, transit-oriented development, and green infrastructure. His design credentials include work on the 2000-feet tall Canton Tower, which was briefly the world's tallest structure. In addition, he served as an advisor to the Hong Kong government, the Chinese government, and the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. His latest book, The Strip, was a Wall Street Journal "best book to read."
At the University of Pennsylvania, professor Al teaches various design courses including an online course, Designing Cities, with more than 70,000 students. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor at Tongji University and a 2018 TED Resident. He is a native of The Netherlands.
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Though leadership that addresses the big issues FACING CITIES
In his books, Professor Al aims to address the pressing challenges facing global cities ranging from rapid urbanization and vertical cities in Asia to linking transit with places and improving resiliency in cities threatened by climate change. For more information, click any of the book covers below, or see a list of his publications.