Francesco Rossini

Francesco Rossini is an architect and urban designer and since 2013 he is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Francesco graduated with honors from the faculty of Architecture of University of Napoli Federico II obtaining a master’s degree in architecture. In 2014, he completed (cum laude) his Ph.D. in Urbanism from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona Tech UPC).

His work has given rise to a series of publications, journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations, installations, and international exhibitions including the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006), the Tianjin Design Week in China (2015, 2017, 2019), the Placemaking Week in Amsterdam (2017), the Singapore Urban design festival (2018), the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur (2019), and the Business of Design Week in Hong Kong (2018, 2019).

Before joining CUHK, Francesco Rossini has participated in different research and teaching programs collaborating with the University of Napoli Federico II, Politecnico di Milano, Barcelona Tech UPC, and Tongji University in Shanghai. In 2020 he was appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University in the GSAPP’s Urban Planning program.

In addition to his research and teaching activities, over the last 20 years, he gained considerable professional experience working for numerous International practices in Italy, Spain, and China realizing projects related to architecture and urban design. Since 2017, he is an active member of the Placemaking Europe network and since 2019 he became regional leader in Hong Kong of the global platform PlacemakingX.

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