arun jain

Arun Jain
DAAD Guestprofessor, TU Berlin, Institute for City and regional Planning

Field of research: Uncertainty and regional planning

Uncertainty, Complexity & Urgency: Applied Urban Design 


Arun Jain is an urban designer with over 25 years of international experience in practice and academia. Most recently he was Portland, Oregon’s first Chief Urban Designer, a position he held for six years. Professionally and as a consultant of many years, Arun works across a wide range of scales, geographies and cultural landscapes around the world. From small nation level decision making tools to new towns to main streets, his approach considers context and integration to foster uniqueness and counter uncertainty. He is also an Adjunct Associate professor at the University of Oregon’s urban architecture program in Portland. Earlier he taught for over 10 years at the University of California, Berkeley.