Chihsin Chiu is an Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Building and Planning in National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His research situates Urban Political Ecology in the built environment studies by tackling a set of interrelated subjects, including housing programming, informal buildings, green architecture, and solar energy initiatives to engage in timely debates on justice, development and prospects in regard to contemporary urban design discourses and architectural practices. He graduated from the program in 2010 under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Setha Low. Chiu likes exchanging ideas with like-minded scholars and professionals. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and staying active.