Research Staff
Tigran Haas

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) 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 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) and the co-founder 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 80 scholarly articles, 40 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).

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.

Currently Tigran Haas and Krister Olsson (eds.) have published: Emergent Urbanism (London: Ashgate, 2014). Tigran Haas is also working on 3 new books for 2016, 2017 and 2018 (Routledge, Rizzoli and Lexington Press). Tigran Haas is involved in three major research projects, one on Urban Form and Human Behavior and the other one on 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), supervises 5 PhD Students, as well as 8 Masters of Science Students.

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 Economic Science Research, Bilingual Publishing CO, 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 an expert evaluator for 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. Tigran Haas is also the Senior Research Fellow and Member of the Advisory Board to the Cluster  Cluster for Sustainable Cities, University of Portsmouth. Dr. Tigran Haas is the member of the New York Academy of Sciences, American Planning Association, Urab 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.