Dr. Haris Piplas holds an Urban Design Master from the Technical University in Berlin, a research fellowship from Politecnico di Milano and a Dr. sc. from the ETH Zurich's (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Department of Architecture. He figured as the co-author and associate in several urbanistic, landscape and architectural projects in Germany, Denmark, China, Austria, Eastern Europe, Morocco, Latin America, and other regions.
He is also the co-author at 'Global Urban Toolbox' which summarizes spatial and infrastructural challenges under the influence of economic-social, geopolitical and cultural aspects in Case study cities: Berlin, Los Angeles, Zurich, Detroit, Capetown, Beijing, Madrid, etc. Haris Piplas is the author of the publication of urban transformations in central and Eastern Europe dating 2020. – “City Action Lab: An Integrated Urban Toolkit for Reactivating Cities in Post-Socialist Central Eastern Europe.” He was the editor-in-chief of two editions of the European Association of Landscape Architects (IFLA) called ” Adaptive Capacity of Cities” and “Political Implications on the Urban Landscape.”
Dr. Haris Piplas is the initiator of the “Reactivate Sarajevo” Project, and the curator “Sarajevo Now” at the 15th Architectural Biennale in Venice, and also Keynote Speaker at the many international, professional and scientific conferences Such as “WeMakeTheCity” Amsterdam, AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning), ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) and “Metropolis non- formal” Munich, ULI Europe annual conference in Paris etc. Haris Piplas is also the former Chair Young Leader at ULI Switzerland and Young Leader committee member at ULI Germany, nominator for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Advisory Committee of the European Forum Alpbach, in the 'Healthy Places' Committee at ULI Germany as well as an expert Consultant at the many International Agency at the UN and the EU. He lectured at numerous professional conferences, exhibitions and workshops and published several articles in leading magazines and journals.