Alain Thierstein

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1992 …2024

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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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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