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Matthew Pryor

Matthew Pryor is a Landscape Architect, and Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects. He is Assistant Professor, Head of the Division of Landscape Architecture, and Director for the BA (Landscape Studies) program at the University of Hong Kong. His research focusses on decision making and public opinion in the design of urban infrastructure, strategic landscape planning, and technical aspects of subtropical planting design in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, masterplanning, design, documentation, and contract administration on landscape projects, megaprojects, and environmental remediation projects throughout China and Southeast Asia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tom Verebes

Tom Verebes is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and tenured Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is also the Director of his practice, OCEAN CN, based in Hong Kong. He has been the director of the AA Visiting School Shanghai (2007–2018), and AA Visiting School in Shenzhen (2018). His former roles include Provost of Turenscape Academy (Beijing; Huangshan, Anhui Province), Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning (2011–2014) and Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (2009–2016), Co-Director of the Design Research Lab at the AA in London, where he had taught from 1996 to 2009, and Guest Professor at Akademie der Buildenden Künste (ABK), Stuttgart (2004–2006). Recent visiting roles include Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor of Practice at RPI, Visiting Critic at Syracuse University, RMIT, Singapore University of Technology & Design, and the University of Tokyo. Among over 150 publications, he has published Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2013), a guest-edited issue of Architectural Design entitled “Mass Customised Cities” (2015), and Shanghai Ten Folio (ORO, 2017). Verebes’ work has been exhibited in over 50 venues worldwide, and he has lectured extensively in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, and the Middle East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Masterplanning the Adaptive City : Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2014

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... CONVERSATION 3 MATTHEW PRYOR (MP) WITH TOM VEREBES (TV) TV This book’s core thesis questions the legitimacy of conventional masterplanning techniques to address the complexities of urban growth and transformation, and in particular...