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- © Ava Lynam
Born in 1989 in Dublin.
Ava Lynam joined the China Center as a research assistant in January 2021. She previously completed the international MSc. Urban Management program at Technische Universität Berlin. Prior to this, she worked between London and Dublin as an urban designer on public realm, urban strategy, large-scale housing, and community engagement projects. Ava has particular experience living and working in Southeast Asia, having grown up in the region. She holds previous degrees in Architecture from the University of Nottingham, and Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL, London.
Ava currently coordinates the Urban Rural Assembly (BMBF) project team at the China Center, while conducting her doctoral research on the local socio-spatial impact of Chinese regional urban-rural transformation. Previously, she worked on this project as a student research assistant as part of the Habitat Unit team. Her research interests lie in the fields of urban sociology, co-productive planning approaches, land dynamics, and rural urbanisation processes.