Francesco Rossini is an architect and a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated with honors from University of Naples. In 2014 he completed his PhD (cum laude) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC - Barcelona). In his doctoral thesis Dr. Rossini explored the role of public spaces in private developments in Hong Kong. During his studies at UPC he was awarded a grant by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain. In 2007 he obtained a grant issued by the Politecnico di Milano to study the urban peripheries of the city. Francesco Rossini has participated in different research programmes, collaborating with the Department of Urban Planning at the University of Naples and the Department of Urbanism at UPC in Barcelona. In China he has collaborated with Tongji University in Shanghai at College of Architecture and Urban Design (CAUP), as a teaching and research assistant in the undergratuate course of Architecture and Urban Planning. In addition to his research and teaching activities, he worked for the last 10 years as a registered Architect in Italy, as well as in Spain and China, realizing projects related to architecture and urban design. In 2006 he received a special mention by the Union International of Architects (UIA) in the international competition “Celebration of Cities 2” for a regeneration project in Naples, which has been exhibited at the 10th Venice Biennale of Architecture. He is currently project director in Asia for the international practice 5+1AA. Since 2013, he collaborates with CUHK participating in different research projects. In the MSc in Urban Design programme, Francesco Rossini teaches design studios.