Peter Bosselmann is professor of urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. International teaching positions include universities in Europe, Australia, and Asia. He directed design workshops in China, Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, and France and was commissioned to work on urban design plans in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, and Tokyo. In 2007 he established an urban research laboratory in Milan, the fourth such laboratory that he modeled after the well-known Berkeley Environmental Simulation Laboratory. His previous publications include the 1997 book Representation of Places.
"Bosselmann brings firsthand knowledge of cities worldwide to the
fore in this rich comaprative study...Urban Transformation
deserves to become a basic guidebook for architects, landscape
architects, and planners, but no less so for decision makers and
for citizen activists whose vigilance is often crucial to the
desirability of place."