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Shin Koseki

Designer, researcher and policy-maker concerned with cities, their societies and technology

Professeur adjoint

Faculté de l'aménagement - École d'urbanisme et d'architecture de paysage

Pavillon de la Faculté de l’aménagement, room 3033

514 343-6111 #36399


Research expertise

In order to increase the life quality of people, my work centers on spatial justice and sustainability in and outside cities, computational urban design approaches to resilience and the integration of citizens’ participation in design and legislation.

I hone my expertise in the combination and the articulation of emerging issues-at-stakes that are central to society today: climate, the environment, new technology, democracy and education. In my work, I analyze massive, quantitative and qualitative data, and conduct prospective design and policy-making.

My research and my teaching thus contribute to questioning how data (digital, analogue, visual, historical, etc.) generate knowledge on cities, society and the environment.

Do not hesitate to contact me by email if you have any questions or would like to collaborate.


Trained in architecture, urban planning and computational social science, I joined the University of Montreal following reasearch and teaching experience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Oxford (Oxon.), the National University of Singapor (NUS), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), the University of Zurich (UZH), and the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Art and Architecture (Bibliotheca Hertziana).


  • 2007 — Baccalauréat ès Science — ArchitectureUniversité de Montréal
  • 2010 — Master ès Science — Architecture, UrbanismeÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
  • 2017 — Doctorat ès Science — Architecture, UrbanismeÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Affiliations and responsabilities

Research affiliations

Teaching and supervision Currently recruiting

Recruitment in research Currently recruiting

Open for graduate, doctoral and postdoctoral supervision

Please contact me by email for any inquiry about your graduate, doctoral or postdoctoral project.


Research projects

2022 - 2024

Agrégateur numérique de paysages urbains

Lead researcher : Shin Koseki
Funding sources: SPIIE/Secrétariat des programmes interorganismes à l’intention des établissements
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Fonds Nouvelles frontières en recherche - Appels spéciaux
2022 - 2024

Espace ÉDI

Funding sources: Ministère Économie et Innovation
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Soutien aux organismes de recherche et innovation (PSO) - Volet 2: Soutien aux projets
2022 - 2023

Évaluation esthétique du déploiement 5G. /Aesthetic evaluation of the 5G deployment.

Lead researcher : Tarek Djerafi
Co-researchers : Shin Koseki
Funding sources: FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(ART) Prisme
2021 - 2023

DALIA: Design urbain et Algorithmes d’intelligence artificielle

Lead researcher : Shin Koseki
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVX20020-Subvention institutionnelle du CRSH - Subventions d'exploration
2019 - 2023

Appui à la Chaire UNESCO en paysage urbain, Université de Montréal

Lead researcher : Philippe Poullaouec-Gonidec , Shin Koseki
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Appui à la chaire UNESCO en paysage urbain (financement partagé entre les fonds de recherche du Québec)
2019 - 2023

Axe Environnement, Villes intelligentes, territoire et mobilités de l'Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l'IA et du numérique (OBVIA). (Activité de structuration)

Lead researcher : Lyse Langlois
Co-researchers : Christophe Abrassart , Shin Koseki
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Création d'un Observatoire international - Intelligence artificielle


Publications and presentations


  • Design
  • Urban planning
  • Architecture

Areas of expertise

  • Regional planning
  • Participant observation
  • Sociological aspects
  • Climatic changes
  • Comprendre et créer
  • Consultation and mediation
  • Consultation and public discussion
  • Urban design and urban architecture
  • City children
  • Environnement and sustainable development
  • Public spaces
  • Research methodology
  • Urban landscapes
  • Forecasting
  • City planning