Hendrik Tieben is an urban designer, researcher and educator devoted to the creation of healthy and inclusive cities. He is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). At CUHK, he also leads the MSc in Urban Design programme. Over the last years, he developed a series of public space and placemaking projects to empower local communities. The projects have been featured in international publications and biennale exhibitions. In his current Worldwide Universities Network project Hendrik Tieben focuses on the relationships between urban forms, health and wellbeing. In this context, he initiated with Luisa Bravo, founder of the Journal of Public Space, the project “2020: A Year without Public Space under the COVID19 Pandemic”.