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Dr. Aurel von Richthofen leads the Integrated Cities Planning team at Arup in Berlin.

The architect and urban planner focuses on data-driven digital methods to tackle complex urban topics at the intersection of sustainability and digital solutions.

Before joining Arup, Aurel was a senior researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory at ETH Zurich in Singapore. He researched on foundational technologies for digital twins and smart cities, as well as sustainable urbanisation using artificial intelligence.

Aurel von Richthofen studied architecture at ETH Zurich and Princeton University and earned his doctorate at the Technical University of Braunschweig. He is a member of the Berlin Chamber of Architects and worked in the USA, Oman and Singapore for around 15 years.