In addition to his academic research and teaching, Professor Bosselmann has been a practicing urban designer since 1973, with extensive national and international urban design experience, including contributions: in San Francisco: Downtown Plan, Transbay Terminal Area Plan, Rincon Hill Plan, Central Freeway Replacement Study, and Chinatown Plan; in Oakland, California: Downtown Plan; in New York City: Upper East Side, Television City, West Side Highway Replacement, and Times Square; in Canada: Downtown Plan for Toronto and Seaton Airport Lands, Ontario; in Japan: Azabu Juban, Odakyu Line in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, and plans for the shrinking cities of Karatsu and Takahashi; in China: Guangzhou, Foshan, and Jiang Men in the Pearl River Delta, and a World Heritage Plan for the Grand Canal, Hangzhou; in Vietnam: Hue Citadel, Perfume River Delta; in France: Greater Paris Plan with Les Ateliers; and in Germany: Regional Framework Plan for the Frankfurt Region.
Professor Bosselmann has set up simulation/visualization laboratories in New York City at The New School, in Tokyo at Keio University, and in Milan at the Polytechnic University. He is the recipient of numerous design awards, including AIA, ASLA and ACIP awards for his work in San Francisco; an Urban Design Institute Award for his work in Oakland, California; recognition for the Seaton Airport Lands design competition in Ontario, Canada; Progressive Architecture Awards for urban design research for work in San Francisco and on the Toronto Downtown Plan; an award from the American Planning Association; and an invited exhibition of his work at the Triennale in Milan, Italy. He is currently collaborating on research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences on a “Livability Audit,” and with researchers at TU Delft on a precursor to the “Resilience by Design Competition” for the San Francisco Bay Area in 2018. In 2019 he continued a ten year association with the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou on of urban design projects in the Pearl River Delta: a critique of urban development considered for the eastern portion of Pazhou Island, a component of the Greater Guangzhou Bay Area Region.