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Stefan Al, PhD, is an architect, urban designer, and a 2018 TED Resident

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, The Strip, was a Wall Street Journal "best book to read," and a Co Design "10 Must-Read Design Books To Get You Ready For 2018." 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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 Canton Tower (© Information Based Architecture)

Canton Tower (© Information Based Architecture)

 Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places (Island Press)

Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places (Island Press)

 The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream (The MIT Press)

The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream (The MIT Press)

 
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