Oliver Hartleben

Oliver Hartleben is an architect and city planner with a public administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. Equally at home in the academic, public and private arena, he believes that the actual value of urban planning lies in “connecting the dots” between different fields, making sense of complex and seemingly unrelated information, conveying the insights gained in a straightforward, understandable way, and engaging involved parties in meaningful, two-way conversations.

Currently in charge of IBI’s R&D unit, TH!NK, and working on several interdisciplinary IBI Group projects in the United States and Canada, he brings together his multicultural experience in urban planning, urban design, real estate development, community outreach and transportation to creatively identify untapped opportunities for private and public stakeholders alike.

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