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Technische Universität Dortmund
Klaus R. Kunzmann Aracne editrice

Klaus R. Kunzmann (born 1942) studied architecture and urban planning at the Technische Hochschule München and received his Ph.D. in planning from the Technische Universität Wien, Austria, in 1971. From 1974 to 2006 he was Professor and director of the Institut für Raumplanung (IRPUD) at the School of Planning, Technische Universität Dortmund. From 1994 until his retirement, he held the Jean Monnet Chair for European Spatial Planning.
Today, his research interests are, on innovative urban policy and European spatial planning, on regional restructuring and slow regional development, on the role of creativity, knowledge and the arts for spatial and endogenous economic development, and, more recently, in the consequences of China’s rapid economic growth for cities and regions in Europe. He has published extensively on these areas, and on the future of the European city region.
As director of research at the Institut für Raumplanung of the University of Dortmund (1974 to 1993), and as chair holder for European Spatial Planning (1993 to 2006) he has initiated and coordinated more than 50 basic and applied research projects supported by national and regional governments, and research foundations. As German representative he participated in a number of transnational European research projects supported by the European Commission.
Klaus R. Kunzmann has been a visiting professor, among others, at the RMIT University Melbourne (2012) , the School of Architecture at South East University in Nanjing/China (2010), at Tsinghua University in Beijing (2009), at the ETH Zürich (2008), at Sapienza, Universitá di Roma, Italy (2007), Leuven (2006), the Technische Universität Berlin (2002/2003), the School of Architecture and Planning at the Graduate School of Fine Arts of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (2000), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge/USA (1999), the University of California, Los Angeles (1994) and at the Université Paris 8 (1993).
Since more than 10 years he is frequently traveling to China, Taiwan and Japan. He has taught at Tsinghua University, South East University in Nanjing, Fudan University in Shanghai, and Northeast University in Changchun. Moreover he has been involved in urban development projects in Tayuan and Haikou/Hainan.
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