Hendrik Tieben is Director of the MSc Urban Design and Associate Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research and teaching are devoted to the creation of Sustainable Communities and the increase of community benefit in contemporary urban planning processes. He particularly focuses on Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta. His project Magic Carpet aims to empower residents to re-envision their community spaces and has been organized in the districts Sai Ying Pun, Tin Shui Wai and To Kwa Wan in Hong Kong. Prof. Tieben is a partner in various international urban design networks such as the Urban Lab+ Network (funded by the European Union), the International Forum on Urbanism, the Mobilizing the Periphery Project by the ACNB Metropolitan Lab in Berlin and the MaPS Project by City Space Architecture. In addition, Hendrik Tieben is a Founding Member and Academic Advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, an International Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects Hong Kong and a Registered Architect in North Rhine Westphalia in Germany.

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