ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DOCENT
Director of the Center for the Future of Places (CFP) at KTH - Royal Instutute of Technology
Associate Professor (tenured) at KTH - Royal Instutute of Technology, ABE School
Faculty Member of Urban and Regional Studies and KTH Digital Futures
Visiting Researcg Scholar at MIT - Centre for Advanced Urbanism (LCAU), SA+P School
Tigran Haas, BArch/MArch, MSc., Ph.D. (SAR/MSA, UHA/DAZ, APA, CNU, ULI, AAG and RSA) is the Associate Professor, Reader - Tenured (Docent, Lektor - Biträdande professor) of Urban Planning + Urban Design. Tigran Haas is currently the Director of the NEW Centre for the Future of Places (CFP) - Centra för framtida stadsrum, at KTH, ABE School and the Former Director of the Graduate Program in Urbanism at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at KTH. He has studied in the US, Former Yugoslavia (BiH and Croatia) and Sweden and also done Post-Doc Fellowships at MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (Host: Late Prof. William J Mitchell, Media/Design Lab), UC Berkeley (Host: Prof. Robert Cervero, Institute of Urban and Regional Development) and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Host: Prof. Douglas Kelbaugh, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning). He has been a guest professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM). He has been the Former Director and Chair of Civitas Athenaeum Laboratory (CAL) http://cal.abe.kth.se and the co-founder and director of the first ever Scandinavian Masters in Urban Planning & Design as well as the founder of the frist ever Scandinavian one year international masters in Urbanism Studies.
Tigran Haas holds advanced degrees in Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design, Environmental Science and Regional Planning. He has written over 100 scholarly articles, 50 Conference Papers, 8 books, 4 Research Anthologies, and has been involved in teaching in International educational programs such as: Real Estate Management, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, Spatial Planning, Strategic Management, Urban Planning and Design and Sustainable Urban Planning & Design (SUPD) and the current One Year Advanced Masters Program in Urbanism Studies (MUSE). He is also the receipient of four awards for leadership from CEO Europe Magazine, ACQ Global Awards, CV Magazine Award, CIO Views Award, CIO Look, and Silicone Review.
Tigran Haas’ expertise, current research and teaching focus on contemporary trends and paradigms in urban planning & design, new urbanism, sustainable urbanism, social housing and urban transformations, and city development, ageing society, design and medialization of urban form. His Key works are: New Urbanism & Beyond - Designing Cities for the Future, Rizzoli, New York 2008 (ed.) and Sustainable Urbanism & Beyond - Rethinking Cities for the Future, New York 2012, Rizzoli (ed.) and the current (2018) “IN THE POST-URBAN WORLD” - EMERGENT TRANSFORMATIONS OF CITIES AND REGIONS IN THE INNOVATIVE GLOBAL ECONOMY with Hans Westlund - Routledge: London and New York. Tigran Haas and Krister Olsson (eds.) have published and influential anthology on urban planning and design: Emergent Urbanism (London: Ashgate, 2014 and Reissued by Routledge: London).
Tigran Haas is also working on 5 new books for 2020, 2022 and 2022/23 (Atheneum Scholars Press, Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge, Rizzoli, Gondolier/Sustasis Press and Edwar Elgar). Tigran Haas is involved in three major research projects, one on Urban Form and Human Behavior and the other one on Authenticity - Contextual Cities and third on Synchronicity as well as coordinating 5 research projects in the Centre for the Future of Places. He teaches three graduate courses (MSc), two post-graduate course (PhD), currently supervises 5 PhD Students (As main and co-supervisor; total PhD 18 students), as well as 5 Masters of Science Students (total 65 MSc. Students). Also, currently with Doctoral Fellow Ms. Jing Jing, Tigran Haas is involved in a research project on urban loneliness, happy and healthy cities. Another Special focus lies on COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and its influence on Urbanism and Cities (in cooperation with Richard Florida). This latest research will be part of Edwar Elgar book in 2022 as well as one on Public Spaces.
Tigran Haas sits on the editorial boards of South East European Journal of Economics and Business, Urban Design International (Palgrave Macmillan and Springer Science), Journal of Urbanism and Place Making (Routledge - Taylor & Francis), Open House International Journal (UIP), Architecture of Israel Journal Quarterly and International Journal Urban Challenges (Urbani Izzivi), The Journal of Public Space, City, Space Architecture & UN Habitat, Urban Planning, Cogitatio Press (Lisbon, Portugal) as well as on International Journal of Architectural Design and Management, International Journal of Urban Design and International Journal of Architectural Heritage (Journal's Pub Global Network) and Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, Urban Development Scientific Publishing Pte Ltd., Journal of Sustainable Urbanization, Planning and Progress, UDS, Journal of Urban and Regional Planning, Science Publishing Group, Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD), Journal of Geography and Regional Planning, AJ, Journal of Regional Economics Development, Universal Wiser Publisher Pte.Ltd. and Journal of Global Economics Science (Wiserpub). Tigran Haas is also the Associate Editor in Frontiers in Sustainable Cities - Sustainable infrastructures, Frontiers Media S.A, Lausanne Switzerland and the Thematic Editor in Journal of Sustainability, MDPI Basel Switzerland.
Tigran Haas is also an expert evaluator for The Israel Science Foundation, The Research Council of Norway, The Research Council of Ireland and The Slovenian Research Agency. Dr. Haas is the Postgraduate Planning Programmes Board Evaluator at UCL Barttlet, University College London. Tigran Haas was the special representative of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment in the former KTH President Peter Gudmunsson International Advisory Group (IAG) at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology.Cyúrrently Dr. Haas is on the board of faculty representatives for the ABE School ("kollegium"). Tigran Haas is also the Senior Research Fellow and Member of the Advisory Board to the Cluster Cluster for Sustainable Cities, University of Portsmouth. Tigran Haas also sits on the Board of Stewards for the International Making Cities Livable (IMCL) network. Dr. Tigran Haas is the member of the New York Academy of Sciences, American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Congress for the New Urbanism, Regional Studies Association, American Association of Geographers, Swedish Association of Architects and Planners and Croatian Association of Architects.
Tigran Haas and Hans Westlund are out with a new book for Routledge Cities & Regions Series (2018) entitled “IN THE POST-URBAN WORLD: INNOVATIVE TRANSFORMATIONS IN GLOBAL CITY REGIONS”, an anthology which includes some of the leading urban scholars of today such as Richard Florida, Saskia Sassen, Robert Putnam, Paul Knox, Emily Talen, Richard Sennett, Manuel Castells, Rahul Mehrotra, Edward Glaeser and many others. The book has been awarded the first prize by Regional Studies Association in UK as the book of the year 2018. It is being translated to Japanese.
Tigran Haas has been involved and incrimental in the four nominations and awards for top urban scholars of the honorary doctorate at KTH, Professor Manuel Castells (with Yngve Sundblad and Björn Hårsman), Professor Saskia Sassen (With Katja Grillner), Professor Edward Glaeser (With Hans Westlund) and Professor Richard Florida (Tigran Haas). Tigran Haas has 10 years of experience of teaching Sustainable Project Management: Strategic Deign and Implemenatition of Projects (SUPREME Course) and has been during that time involved with leading Swedish and International Corporations and Industry Leaders, CEO's, Vice presidents, Project Managers. The course was one of the most popular courses at KTH. Dr. Tigran Haas was teaching Project Management, Strategic management and Project leadership during those ten years at KTH in EESI MSc. This has also brought him to ZSEM, Zagreb Croatia as a guest professor on strategic project management where he helped shaped course in the MBA program.
KORT på Svenska
Dr. Tigran Haas - Docent och Lektor med fokus på samhällsplanering, stadsutformning och hållbar stadsgestaltning vid Institution för Samhällsplanering och miljö, Avdelningen för urbana och regionala studier, Skolan för Arkitektur och Samhällsbyggnad, KTH – Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Han är också förra direktören för Civitas Athenaeum Laboratory (CAL), en del av en forskningsplattform för tillämpad samhällsvetenskap vid Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad, KTH. Tigran Haas är nuvarande föreståndare för den nya KTH Centra för framtida stadsrum. Han är redaktör för boken New Urbanism & Beyond (2008), Rizzoli New York och Sustainable Urbanism & Beyond (2012), Rizzoli New York. Tillsammans med Krister Olsson är han redaktör för boken Emergent Urbanism: Urban Planning & Design in Times of Systemic and Structural Change (2014) Routledge and Ashgate och med Hans Westlund, Emergent Transformation of Cities and Regions in the Innovative Global Economy (2017) Routledge (New York) and Wedge (Tokyo) och på Svenska - Urbanismer - Dagens stadsbyggande i retorik och praktik (2016) Nordic Academic Press Lund och med Jesper Meijling, Samhällsbyggandet som mysterium – Jane Jacobs idéer om människor, städer och ekonomier (2018), Nordic Academic Press Lund. Dr. Haas har handlet 18 dokorander och 65 magister (ex jobb) studenter.
TIGRAN HAAS at the GLOBAL FUTURE OF PLACES CONFERENCE 2015
Interview on the Future of Placemaking and Current Research at KTH
TIGRAN HAAS at the KTH Campus 100 - KTH "TED TALK"
Urbanism in the Age of Global Change
Degree Project in Urban Studies, Second Cycle (AG218X), examiner, course responsible | Course web
Histories and Contemporary Theories of Urban Form - Fundamentals of Urbanism (AG2182), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web
New Urban Sociology and Environmental Psychology for Urban Design (AG2184), examiner, course responsible | Course web