Shin Koseki is an assistant professor at the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design at Université de Montréal and the director and the chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape. Trained in architecture and urban planning in Canada and Switzerland, he is interested in the integration of new technologies in planning practices, the contribution of interactive democracy to the sustainable development of territories, and the role of public space in the acquisition of knowledge and skills. His research interests include the application of artificial intelligence systems in urban design and new processes of environmental and technological governance.
In 2022, Shin Koseki has co-authored the Mila–UN Habitat white paper AI & Cities: Risks, Applications and Governance. He holds fundings from the New Frontiers in Research Funds and the Quebec ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy to work on the codesign of responsible AI systems in cities.
Shin Koseki has conducted research at the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and Zurich (ETH Zurich), the University of Oxford (Oxon.), the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of Zurich (UZH) and the Max Planck Institute for Art and Architecture History (Bibliotheca Hertziana). Back in his hometown of Montreal, he works with his students on the revitalization and renaturalization of the St. Lawrence River and on improving the quality of life of the communities that live there.