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Arie Graafland is a visiting researcher to Nanjing University, faculty of Architecture working on a publication on urbanism. (NAi/010 Publishers 2015). He was a visiting research professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), and was the DAAD professor at Anhalt University, teaching at the DIA in Dessau. He was professor in Architecture Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft till 2011 (emeritus). After a three year technical education in Rotterdam, he studied sociology (VU) and philosophy (UvA) in Amsterdam. He worked for several years in urban research for the city of Arnhem. In 1978 he began his academic work in the department of Urbanism at the TU and in 1986 he received a PhD in architectural theory. In 1992 he became Associate Professor in the department of Architecture Theory where he continued to carry out research and education in both Architecture and Urban Theory. He has lectured internationally and published extensively in these areas. Dr. Graafland was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair in 1999 and founded the DSD in 2002. He was the editor of The Delft School of Design Series on Architecture and Urbanism with 010 Publishers. Together with Harry Kerssen he is principal of Kerssen Graafland Architects in Amsterdam. He resides in Amsterdam.

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