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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

Selected Publications

  • CAN, I. and HEATH, T., 2015. In-between Spaces and Social Interaction: a morphological analysis of Izmir using Space Syntax Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.
  • XU, X., XIA, Q., HEATH, T. and ZHANG, Y., 2015. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Strategies for Architecture Heritage Concentrated Areas in China International Journal of Architecture Research. 9(1),
  • CAN, I. and HEATH, T., 2016. In-between spaces and social interaction: a morphological analysis of Izmir using space syntax Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 31(1), 31-49
  • HADI, Y., HEATH, T. and OLDFIELD, P., 2014. Vertical Public Realms: Creating Urban Spaces in the Sky In: Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Urbanism. 112-119

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.

  • CAN, I. and HEATH, T., 2016. In-between spaces and social interaction: a morphological analysis of Izmir using space syntax Journal of Housing and the Built Environment. 31(1), 31-49
  • SHAO, Y., HEATH, T. and ZHU, Y., 2016. VFer: A Computational Economic Estimating System for Vertical Farms International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems. 7(2), 2 (In Press.)
  • JIA, M. and HEATH, T., 2016. China’s Diversifying Demand for Housing for the Elderly International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. 9(2), 256-271
  • SHOLIHAH, A. B. and HEATH, T., 2016. Assessing the Quality of Traditional Streets in Indonesia: a case study of Pasar Baru Street In: AMER International Conference on Quality of Life, AicQoL2016, Medan, Indonesia. 1-11
  • SUN, S-M and HEATH, T, 2016. The Spatial Strategy for Revitalizing the Historic Shanshui City of YongZhou, Hunan Province Urban Design. (In Press.)
  • OLDFIELD, P, HADI, Y and HEATH, T, 2016. Gardens in the Sky: Analysis of the Social Communal Spaces at Height in the Pinnacle@Duxton, Singapore Emotion, Space and Society. (In Press.)
  • QIAN, X. and HEATH, T., 2016. Creating a Themed Experience: consumer destinations in Beijing and Shanghai In: Imagining Experiences: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • SHAO, Y., HEATH, T. and ZHU, Y., 2016. Developing an economic estimation system for vertical farms: International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems. 7(2), 26-51
  • XU, X., HEATH, T., XIA, Q. and ZHANG, Y., 2015. Disaster prevention and mitigation strategies for architecture heritage concentrated areas in China: Archnet-IJAR Archnet-IJAR. 9(1), 108-121
  • AHMADPOORMOBARAKEH, N. and HEATH, T., 2015. The Image of the City in the Information Era: Analysing the Effect of Digital Mobile Devices on the City Imaging Process In: Hybrid City: Data to the People.
  • SU, G. and HEATH, T., 2015. Case Study Research to Understand Public Space Through the Perspective of Urban Life Journal of Interior Architecture of China.
  • HADI, Y., HEATH, T. and OLDFIELD, P., 2014. Vertical Public Realms: Creating Urban Spaces in the Sky In: Future Cities: Towards Sustainable Urbanism. 112-119
  • SHOLIHAH, A.B., HEATH, T. and TANG, Y., 2014. Public Perceptions on Street Image and Place Attachment of a Traditional Street: The Case of Pecinan Street, Magelang In: ASEAUK Conference.
  • HEATH, T. and SHAO, Y., 2014. Vertical farms offer a bright future for hungry cities The Conversation.
  • SHAO, Y., HEATH, T. and ZHU, Y., 2014. VFer: A Computational Economic Estimation System for Vertical Farms In: International Conference on Vertical Farms and Urban Agriculture.
  • HEATH, T., 2014. The Latest Design Trends for Elderly Housing in Europe In: Keynote lecture, The Care Show 2014, Shanghai, China..
  • HEATH, T.P. and ZHU, Y., 2013. Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities: a dream or reality? In: 2013 International Low-Carbon Regional Development Forum, Peking University.
  • HEATH, T.P., 2013. People and Context Oriented Green Building Urban Environment Design: (UED). 69(1+2), 184-185
  • HEATH, T., 2013. Green Building: Why and How? Urban Environment Design: (UED). 073(07/2013), 260-267
  • HEATH T.P. and ZHU Y., 2013. The Advanced Evolution of Architectural Design Typologies for Housing Elderly Housing Populations in Europe and the US: implications for elderly housing development in China In: Keynote Lecture, Care Show China, Shanghai 2013.
  • SHOLIHAH, A.B., HEATH, T.P. and TANG, Y., 2013. Assessing the Quality of Traditional South-East Asian Streets: Malioboro Street, Yogyakarta, Indonesia In: 7th Symposium on Asian Heritage: Saving Traditional Streets of Southeast Asia.
  • HEATH, T.P. and HADI, Y., 2013. Vertical Public Realms: an urban renaissance of place making in the sky In: Keynote Paper, The 7th Conference of International Forum for Urbanism, NCKU, Taiwan.
  • CHESHMEHZANGI, A. and HEATH, T., 2012. Effects of Temporary Markets on Spatial Inter-relations: a behavioural analysis of a public realm in the UK Journal of Asian Behavioural Studies. 2(5), 21-32
  • CHESHMEHZANGI, A. and HEATH, T., 2012. Urban Identities: influences on socio-environmental values and spatial inter-relations Procedia - Social and Behavioural Sciences. 36, 253-264
  • HEATH, T., ZHU, Y. and SHAO, Y., 2012. Vertical farm: a high-rise solution to feeding the city? In: Proceedings of the CTBUH 9th World Congress: Asia ascending : age of the sustainable skyscraper city. 440-446
  • ZHU, Y., HEATH, T. and MA, C.-Y., 2012. Can computational simulation inform place making?: interconnection between design prediction and user‟s behaviour In: Designing Place - International Urban Design Conference. n/a
  • HEATH, T.P., 2012. Nottingham's Lace Market: conservation, regeneration or property speculation? In: Designing Place - International Urban Design Conference.
  • RAHMAN, N.A., SHAMSUDDIN, S. and HEATH, T., 2012. Peoples' Choices and Behaviour in Urban Streets In: International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment, UTM, Perak, Malaysia. 873-881
  • ZHU, Y. and HEATH, T., 2012. From China to UK: thoughts on architectural practice and education Urban Environment Design. 064, 169
  • ZHU, Y. & HEATH, T., 2011. Technologies in Urban Design Practice: Integrating Environmental Design Considerations. In: OZGE ERCOSKUN, ed., Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities Pennsilvania, US: IGI Global.
  • WANG, Y-W & HEATH, T, 2011. Reconceptualising Heritage Conservation for 20th Century Architecture Journal of Art and Design. 1,
  • WANG, Q. and HEATH, T., 2011. Towards a universal language of the built environment Social Semiotics. 21(3), 399-416
  • WANG, Y-W. and HEATH, T., 2011. Stigmatized Post-War, "Alien" Post-Independent: Lacuna in "Modern" Asian Architecture Conservation In: East Asian Architectural Culture International Conference: South of East Asia - Re-addressing East Asian Architecture and Urbanism. pp.32
  • CHESHMEHZANGI, A. and HEATH, T., 2011. Urban Identities: influences on socio-environmental values and spatial inter-relations In: AcE-Bs 2011 International ASEAN Conference on Environmental-Behaviour Studies, Bandung, Indonesia.
  • HEATH, T., ZHU, Y. and TANG, Y., 2010. Eco-Urbanism: towards sustainable city living In: International Symposium on Eco-Urbanism, Shanghai Expo, China. 10
  • HEATH, T., TANG, Y. and ZHU, Y., 2010. The Revitalization and Conservation of 19th Century Historic Industrial Quarters In: 2nd International Symposium on Architecture Heritage Preservation and Sustainable Development, Tianjin, China. 18-24
  • ABDUL LATIP, N.S., HEATH, T., SHAMSUDDIN, S., LIEW, M.S. and VALLYUTHAM, K., 2010. The Contextual Integration and Sustainable Development of Kuala Lumpur's City Centre Waterfront: an evolution of the policies, law and guidelines In: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure. 17
  • CARMONA, M., TIESDELL, S., HEATH, T. and OC, T., 2010. Public places-urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design 2nd. Architectural Press.
  • HEATH, T.P., 2010. An Evaluation of Urban Renaissance Achievements: The Nottingham Experience. In: PUNTER, J., ed., Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance Routledge. 148-164
  • WANG, Y.-W. and HEATH, T., 2010. Towards garden city wonderlands: new town planning in 1950s Taiwan Planning Perspectives. 25(2), 141-169
  • OC, T and HEATH, T. & TIESDELL, S., 2010. Design in Historic Urban Quarters. In: MONTANARI, A., ed., Preserving Places: Managing mass tourism, urban conservation and quality of life in historic centres 1. Edizioni LED. 51-74
  • WANG, Y-W. & HEATH, T., 2010. Individual architectural merit, collective urban presence: mapping the fading post-war cityscape of Taipei, Taiwan. In: AMOÊDA, R and LIRA, S. & PINHEIRO, C., eds., Heritage 2010 – Heritage and Sustainable Development 2. Green Lines Institute. 1237-1246
  • HEATH, T. and TANG, Y., 2010. Beijing's hutong and siheyuan: conservation of an urban identity Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Municipal engineer. 163(3), 155-161
  • HEATH, T.P., 2009. An Urban Renaissance in the UK: the role of urban design and urban regeneration Urbanism and Architecture. 53(February), 8-9
  • WANG, Y-W & HEATH, TP, 2009. Between Adaptability and Authenticity: Design Intervention in the Conservation of Inter-War and Post-War Housing in England In: International Conference on Planning and Design, Tainan City, Taiwan. 20
  • CARMONA, M, HEATH, T and OC, T. & TIESDELL, S., 2009. Public Places - Urban Spaces: the dimensions of urban design Korean Translation. DAEGA Publishers.
  • ABDUL LATIP, N.S. & HEATH, T.P., 2009. A Morphological Analysis of the Waterfront in Kuala Lumpur City Centre In: iNTA-SEGA 2009 - Bridging Innovation, Technology and Tradition: holistic approaches to sustainable architecture and environment, Bangkok. 12
  • TANG, Y. and HEATH, T.P., 2008. Integrated urban spatial design as a harmonious media: bridging the divide between ‘old’ and ‘new’ in traditional Chinese towns and cities In: ACSP-AESOP 4th Joint Congress. n/a
  • OC, T. AND HEATH, T., 2008. The internationalisation of planning education: issues, perceptions and priorities for action Town Planning Review. 79(1), 116-117
  • WANG, Y-W. & HEATH, T., 2008. Constructions of National Identity: A tale of twin capital building in early post-war Taiwan Taiwan in Comparative Perspective. 2, 21-46
  • WANG, Y.W. and HEATH, T.P., 2008. Towards Garden City Wonderlands: New Town Planning in 1950s Taiwan In: ACSP-AESOP 4th Joint Congress (Chicago).
  • OC, T., TIESDELL, S. and HEATH, T.P., 2007. Design in historic urban quarters. In: GUR, S.O., ed., LIVENARCH III: 3rd International Congress: contextualism in architecture, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture July 5-7 2007: proceedings 2. Trabzon: Karadeniz Technical University Press. 343-367
  • OC, T., TIESDELL, S. and HEATH, T.P., 2007. Design in historic urban quarters. In: GUR, S.O., ed., LIVENARCH III: 3rd International Congress: contextualism in architecture, Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture July 5-7 2007: proceedings 2. Trabzon: Karadeniz Technical University Press. 343-367
  • OC, T., CARMONA, M., HEATH, T.P. and TIESDELL, S.A., 2007. The Communication Process. In: LARICE, MICHAEL and MACDONALD, ELIZABETH, eds., The Urban Design Reader Routledge, London. 479-489 (In Press.)
  • WANG, Y. W. and HEATH, T.P., 2007. Prospective and Retrospective Construction of National Identity: Tale of Twin Capital Building in Early Post-war Taiwan In: Telling Places: Narrative and Identity in Art and Architecture, University College London. 12 (In Press.)
  • HEATH, T. and GEROGIANNI, E, 2007. An Evaluation of Urban Renaissance Achievements in Nottingham In: ESRC Urban Design and the British Urban Renaissance, Cardiff University. 17
  • SCHEPP-FERRADA, F.F., HEATH, T.P. and FORD, B., 2006. The Investment Value of Sustainable Design In: PLEA2006 - The 23rd Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, ,. 12
  • CARMONA, M., HEATH T., OC, T. and TIESDELL, S., 2005. Public spaces urban places: the dimensions of urban design
  • TIESDELL, S.A, HEATH, T.P and OC, T., 2005. Revitalizing Historic Urban Quarters Chinese Translation. China Architecture & Building Press.
  • CARMONA, M., HEATH, T., OC, T. and TIESDELL, S., 2003. Public places urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design Oxford: Architectural Press.
  • CARMONA, M., HEATH, T., OC, T. and TIESDELL, S., 2003. Public places urban spaces: the dimensions of urban design Oxford: Architectural Press.
  • CHAO, T-Y, OC, T, HEATH, T.P., 2003. Creatinfg a Safer Community for Elder People in Mixed-Use Developments In: Gated Communities: Building Social Divisions or Safer Communities.
  • HEATH, T.P, SHAH, A and SASSI, P., 2002. Green Houses University of Nottingham, Nottingham.
  • HEATH, T.P., 2001. Revitalizing cities: attitudes to city-center living in the United Kingdom Journal of Planning Education and Research. 20(4), 464-475
  • HEATH, T. and OC, T., 2001. Sustainability Through Converting Buildings to Residential Use Urban Design Quarterly. ISSU 77, 35-36
  • OC, T. and HEATH, T.P., 2001. Mixed Use Development in the City Centre: The Theory and the Reality In: ACSP-AESOP-APSA-ANZAPS World Planning Schools Congress.
  • HEATH, T.P., 2000. Review of Field, M and Irving, M, Lofts, London: Laurence King Publishing Journal of Urban Design. 5(2), 224-226
  • HEATH, T.P., 2000. Review "Rudin D and Falk N, Building the 21st Century Home: The Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood, Architectural Press, Oxford Environments by Design. 3(2 (Spring 2000)), 83-85
  • HEATH, T.P., 2000. City Centre Living: who is moving downtown in the UK In: 2000 ACSP Conference.
  • HEATH, T., 1999. Achieving sustainable urban form through the adaptive re-use of buildings for residential use. In: Achieving sustainable urban form 337-346
  • HEATH, T.P., 1999. Sustainable Cities: the role of re-using buildings for residential use In: 1999 AESOP Congress.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1999. Sustainable Cities: Creating New Homes from Existing Buildings In: 1999 ACSP Conference.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1999. Attitudes to City Centre Living In: Built Environment Taskforce Conference.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1998. Revitalising Cities: the role of conversions to residential use In: 1998 ACSP Conference.
  • HEATH, T., 1997. The Twenty-four Hour City Concept - A Review of Initiatives in British Cities Journal of Urban Design. VOL 2(NUMBER 2), 193-204
  • HEATH, T.P., 1997. Review of Evans, R. Regenerating Town Centres, Manchester: Manchester University Press Town Planning Review. 68(4), 523-524
  • HEATH, T., 1997. The twenty-four hour city concept. In: Safer city centres: reviving the public realm Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd, London. 170-183
  • TIESDELL, S.A., OC, T. and HEATH, T.P., 1996. Revitalising Historic Urban Quarters Butterworth Architecture, Oxford.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1996. The Transfer of Strategies for Tourism-Led Rivitalisation of Historic Urban Quarters In: ACSP-AESOP Joint International Congress.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1996. Review of Goldsteen, J B and Elliott, C D (1994) Designing America: Creating Urban Identity, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Journal of Urban Design. 1(2), 229-230
  • HEATH, T.P., 1996. The Integration of New Economic Uses and Activities into the Historic Townscape In: Planning Academics Conference.
  • HEATH, T.P., OC, T. and TIESDELL, S.A., 1995. Revitalising Small English Towns: The SRB and Small Town Regeneration In: ACSP Conference.
  • HEATH, T.P., OC, T. and TIESDELL, S.A., 1995. Teaching (Urban) Design to Planning Students - The Architect/Planners View In: Conference of Research and Teaching in Urban Design.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1995. Single Regeneration Budget and Small Town Regeneration: Developing a Revitalisation Strategy for Small Market Towns In: AESOP Congress.
  • HEATH, T.P., 1995. Exploiting the Tourism Potential of Urban Industrial Conservation In: Second Annual Conference for New Academics.

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