Winy Maas Prof. is a Dutch architect, landscape architect, professor and urbanist. Maas is one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. MVRDV is known for projects such as the Expo 2000 and the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit. He is also a professor at and director of The Why Factory, a research institute for the future city, he founded in 2008 at TU Delft. Maas has been the a Visiting Professor at ETH Zurich since 2012 and prior to that, he was a professor at Berlage Institute, MIT, Ohio State and Yale University. Recently Winy Maas joined the Economic Development Board of Rotterdam (EDBR). In 2012 he was appointed urban supervisor for the city of Almere and since 2003 he has been supervising the Bjorvika urban development in Oslo. With both MVRDV and The Why Factory he has published a series of research projects.