Urban Dalogues 2023
Nirmal Kishnani is Associate Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore (NUS) where is Programme Director of the Master of Science, Integrated Sustainable Design. He teaches sustainable design and researches into how emerging principles of socio-ecological thinking translate to new pathways for practitioners in Asia. He has sat on several advisory panels in China, Singapore and Vietnam shaping policy and formulating guidelines that affect design practice. Collaborating with industry, he has created platforms for reporting forward-thinking projects and ideas, such as the FuturArc magazine and FuturArc Green Leadership Award. From 2015 to 2017, he was Assistant Dean and, later, Vice Dean, and was tasked with shaping the new net-zero energy building for the School which was completed in 2018.