Niall G. Kirkwood is a tenured Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he has taught full time since 1993.
He is also founder and director of the Center for Technology and Environment, a research, advisory, and executive education center at the Harvard GSD.
Currently the Center focuses on design reclamation, real estate and land development issues on sites in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
He currently holds the Dr Gerard Oâ€™Hare Visiting Chair at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, and holds faculty appointments at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Korea University, Seoul and is on the Advisory Council and External Examiner of the School of Architecture, University of Hong Kong.
teaches, carries out research and publishes on a range of topics related to design, the built environment and the sustainable reuse of land including urban regeneration, environmental site technologies and international site development.
recent English language publications include Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape (Taylor Francis/Routledge) and Principles of Brownfield Regeneration (Island Press).
Professor Kirkwood is also a member of the board of The Clean Land Fund, a non-profit revolving brownfield loan fund based in Rhode Island, and is a member of the Harvard University Committee on the Environment and the Harvard Committee on Health and the Global Environment.
has given keynote lectures internationally in the last five years in Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Russia including the keynote speech for the 2010 IFLA Annual Conference (Suzhou, China) and 2008 IFLA Annual Europe Conference (St Petersburg, Russia).