Professor Steffen Lehmann

24 March 2014 — Professor Steffen Lehmann will become the head of the School of Built Environment at Perth’s Curtin University from 1 July.

Professor Lehmann, who is professor of sustainable design and director of two research centres – the Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour and the China–Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development – said he was looking forward to the move.

“After 11 years as full professor and four years as director of two research centres at the University of South Australia, and a range of successful leadership positions, I am excited to be able to take this next step,” Professor Lehmann said.

“The new position as Head of School will allow me to reposition the school as a global leader and powerhouse in sustainable design and practice. I am looking forward to the school’s transformation into a powerful research and teaching institution.

“It is an exciting new challenge to advance the school’s unique curriculum with a desire to advance practice – rather than conform to existing models of practice – in order to influence urban futures in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Professor Lehmann has featured in The Fifth Estate for his involvement in a project tackling the urban heat island effect, as well as for his role in editing a book on behaviour change in relation to sustainable design and the built environment.

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