Dutch architect and urban designer Stefan Al has dedicated his career to designing, promoting, and researching sustainable built environments that improve the qualify of life for everyone.
His design portfolio focuses on large-scale projects globally, including the 2000-feet tall Canton Tower, which briefly held the title of the world's tallest tower. 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.
Over the years, professor Al has directed the urban design programs at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-teaches an online course, Designing Cities, with more than 70,000 students.
Al holds a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, an M.Arch. from The Bartlett, and an M.Sc. in Architecture with distinction from Delft University of Technology. He is a native of the Netherlands.