Prof. Dr. Alain Thierstein



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Academic Career and Research Areas

Alain Thierstein is involved in research on urban and metropolitan development; spatial impact of the knowledge economy, in particular the visualization of non-physical firm relationships as well as spatial interaction of locational choice of residence, work and mobility; the role of star architecture for repositioning medium sized cities.

Alain Thierstein, PhD, is full professor for urban development at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), department of architecture. He also is affiliated with the consultancy of EBP Schweiz AG, Zurich, as partner and senior consultant in the area of urban and regional economic development. He received his Master degree as well as his Ph.D. in economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.


  • Honorary Mention Gerd Albers Award for Best Book, ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) (2008)

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