Portrait of Shin (Alexandre) Koseki

Shin (Alexandre) Koseki

Affiliate Member
Assistant Professor, Université de Montréal, School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture


Shin Koseki is an assistant professor at the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture of the Faculty of Environmental Design, Université de Montréal. He is also the director and chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape. Trained in architecture and urban planning in Canada and Switzerland, Koseki 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 AI systems in urban design and new processes of environmental and technological governance.

In 2022, Koseki co-authored the white paper produced jointly by Mila – Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute and UN-Habitat entitled “AI & Cities: Risks, Applications and Governance.”

His research on codesigning responsible AI systems in cities is supported by the New Frontiers in Research Fund and the Quebec Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy. Koseki has conducted research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne and Zurich), University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Zurich, and Max Planck Institute for Art and Architecture History (Bibliotheca Hertziana). Back in his home city of Montréal, he works with his students on projects to revitalize and renaturalize the St. Lawrence River, as well as improve the quality of life of communities living along its shores.

Current Students

Postdoctorate - Université de Montréal