About the expertProf. Dr.-Ing. Carola Hein is Professor and Head of the History of Architecture and Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology. Her book publications include The Capital of Europe, Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945, Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks, and the Routledge Handbook of Planning History. Among other major grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research on The Global Architecture of Oil and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to investigate large-scale urban transformation in Hamburg in international context. She currently works on the transmission of planning ideas among port cities and within landscapes of oil and teaches a studio on Architecture and Urbanism Beyond Oil. She has developed the portcityfutures.org initiative, investigating the evolving spatial use and design of port city regions over time,in particular addressing when port and city activities occur in the same places and sometimes conflict.
My work focuses on the creative opportunities that arise from the co-existence of port and urban functions and the ways in which port city culture(s) can help create synergies for the long-term development of sustainable and socially just port city regions.