His design credentials include 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 is Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise. His previous book, The Strip, was a Wall Street Journal "best book to read.” CHOICE called his co-authored book, Beyond Mobility, a "fantastic book" and "required reading." At the University of Pennsylvania, Al teaches an online course, Designing Cities, with more than 70,000 students. He is a Visiting Professor at Tongji University. A native of The Netherlands, he resides in New York.
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