Professor in the Growth and Structure of Cities Department
Dr.-Ing., Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg
Office: Thomas Hall 243
On leave 2010-2011
My current research and teaching interests include 1) "capital cities," an analysis of capital cities worldwide as the loci of culture, economics, politics and social movements as reflected in the built environment and art works; 2) "war, disaster, and the city," a class and a research project examining the impact of war and war-derived doctrines, languages, planning and building techniques on urban development and 3) the “international exchange of architectural and planning ideas.” Here I am specifically interested in diverse global networks and their spatial impact. My research and related course “The Global Architecture of Oil” explores this topic as well as my research on “Port Cities, Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks.”
(forthcoming) Carola Hein (ed.): Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks London: Routledge.
Laconte, Pierre, and Carola Hein (eds.) (2007): Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital. Brussels: Publication of the Foundation for the Urban Environment. 130pp. (co-recipient of the 2008 Gerald Young International Book Award)
Hein, Carola, and Philippe Pelletier (eds.) (2006): Cities, Autonomy and Decentralization in Japan. London: Routledge. 199pp.
Hein, Carola (ed.) (2006): Bruxelles l’Européene: Capitale de qui? Ville de qui?/ European Brussels. Whose capital? Whose city? Brussels: Cahiers de la Cambre-Architecture n 5, Brussels: La Lettre Volée, 2006. 313pp.
Hein, Carola (2004): The Capital of Europe. Architecture and Urban Planning for the European
Union. Westport (CT): Greenwood/Praeger. 316pp.