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Tim Heath

Chair of Architecture & Urban Design, Faculty of Engineering

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Professor Tim Heath is the Chair of Architecture & Urban Design at the University of Nottingham. He is a registered architect, qualified town planner and experienced urban designer who is actively engaged in research, teaching and practice. Having joined the University of Nottingham as an academic in 1993, he was previously Director of Architecture, Head of the School of the Built Environment and subsequently the Department of Architecture & Built Environment. He has also been the Associate Dean for Internationalisation and External Relations in the Faculty of Engineering and Acting Vice Provost for Research & Knowledge Exchange at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He has acted as an external examiner in many prestigious universities around the World and also chaired accreditation panels for the UAE Commission for Academic Accreditation.

Professor Heath's research interests are broad and span architecture and urban design. As an academic he has published extensively with many books, chapters, journal papers and presented at major international conferences in the areas of urban design, conservation, adaptive re-use of buildings, elderly housing, vertical farming, sustainable cities and eco-urbanism. He also has a large PhD group undertaking research projects that focus on various aspects of these topics and together with these research students plays a key role in the Energy & Sustainability Research Division' and the Environmental Physics and Design Research Group. Significant publications include the completely revised second edition of the Public Places Urban Spaces (2010) book published by Architectural Press which has also been published in Mandarin, Traditional Chinese, Arabic and Korean.

Professor Heath has extensive experience as an academic and practitioner in Asia and particularly in China. In August 2010, he also organised the high-profile international symposium 'Eco-Urbanism: towards sustainable living' at the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai. This event involved several prominent academics from across Europe, US and China including MIT, Tsinghua, Tongji, Nanjing, Tianjin, South-East, and Hefei universities. He also led a successful joint postgraduate architecture and urban design studio projects with Tsinghua University and Tianjin University and has delivered invited lectures at many Chinese universities. He has been a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and in 2016 established a joint research laboratory with BRE (China) and Shenzhen University.

Professor Heath has acted as an external examiner for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes at universities in the UK and internationally. His current research interests are in the areas of architecture design, places and cities, urban revitalization and historic quarters, vertical farms, and elderly housing.

Teaching Summary

Professor Heath teaches architecture design and urban design studio modules and also lectures on urban design theory and practice in a number of modules. He also supervises BA, MArch and MSc… read more

Research Summary

Urban Design; Architecture Design; Urban Revitalisation and Historic City Quarters; Vertical Farming; Housing for the Elderly; City Centre Living; Adaptive Re-use of Buildings; Sustainable Cities;… read more

Professor Heath teaches architecture design and urban design studio modules and also lectures on urban design theory and practice in a number of modules. He also supervises BA, MArch and MSc dissertation students.

Current Research

Urban Design; Architecture Design; Urban Revitalisation and Historic City Quarters; Vertical Farming; Housing for the Elderly; City Centre Living; Adaptive Re-use of Buildings; Sustainable Cities; 24-Hour Cities.

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