Martin Sobota is a founding partner of CITYFÖRSTER architecture + urbanism and the managing partner of the office in Rotterdam. He studied landscape architecture and architecture at the universities of Hanover and Oslo. He also completed postgraduate studies at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam in 2005. He is currently teaching at the TU Delft and Academy of Architecture and Urban Design in Rotterdam. His specialty is in parametric design and urbanism in the range of the socio-economic part of architecture in threshold countries. Martin Sobota interprets the city as a complex system, which is formed through variety, agility, and the encouragement of interaction between its components. The city is similar to a forest – cities are permanently changing, in perpetual and stable motion. We want to find new ways to manage and stimulate this complex process. Amongst other projects Martin is currently working in Albania and Western Africa.