Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

Max Hirsch

Max Hirsh is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong and a leading expert on airports, mobility, and urban infrastructure. During Max's recent visit, he presented to the School of Architecture Research Seminar Series on his recent publication, "Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia (University of Minnesota Press, 2016)". Studying the expansion of international air traffic since 1970 and its implications for the planning and design of Asian cities, the book models a new understanding of urban space that fundamentally reconceptualizes the relationship between global mobility patterns, transport infrastructure, and urban form.



Year Visited: 2017