Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Head of School (SNBE)
Greg Keeffe is Head of the School of Natural and Built Environment. He is an academic and urban designer with 25 years experience in sustainability, energy use and its impact on the design of built form and urban space. Greg has extensive experience of working closely with architects and planners to develop exciting ways of re-invigorating the city through the application of innovative sustainable technologies, informing his work on the sustainable city as synergistic super-organism. In this way, he has sought to develop a series of theoretical hypotheses about our future existence on the planet, through a series of technological and spatial interventions. Most of his work comes out of a free-thinking open-ended discussion about how things should be.
Greg is author of the books ‘Means Means Means’ and ‘Urban Evolutionary Morphology’; which develop a model of a new city, that is a cyborg created out of mutually compatible, technological and biological functional elements. Greg is an active Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the International Federation of Housing and Planning and the International Solar Energy Society. He holds visiting positions at TU Delft, Keio University, ORT Uruguay. At TU Delft Greg works closely with the Climate Design Division in the School of Architecture, with whom he currently has a joint EU FP7 Grant. Previously he held the prestigious Downing Chair of Sustainable Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture.
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