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Kelly Shannon received her architecture degree at Carnegie-Mellon University (Pittsburgh), a post-graduate degree at the Berlage Institute (Amsterdam), and a PhD at the University of Leuven, where she focused on landscape to guide urbanization in Vietnam. She teaches urbanism at the Department of Architecture, University of Leuven. She has also taught at the University of Colorado (Denver), Harvard’s GSD, University of Southern California, Peking University and The Oslo School of Architecture and Design amongst others. Before entering academia, Shannon worked with Hunt Thompson (London), Mitchell Giurgola Architects (New York), Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Genoa) and Gigantes Zenghelis (Athens). Most of her work focuses on the evolving relation of landscape, infrastructure and urbanization. In 2010, she co-authored (with Marcel Smets) The Contemporary Landscape of Infrastructure (NAi Rotterdam): she is co-editor of the book series UFO: Explorations of Urbanism (Park Books, Zurich) and was editor of the Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA) from 2010-15.

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