Professor Alan Short

President at Clare Hall, Cambridge

President, Clare Hall, Cambridge
Professor of Architecture (1977), Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge

Professor Alan Short is a distinguished figure in the field of architecture and sustainability. He holds a prominent position as the 5th Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University, succeeding notable predecessors. His work is highly interdisciplinary, involving collaboration across various departments and institutions to address the challenge of delivering low-carbon buildings and cities. Notably, he has made significant contributions to sustainable architecture, winning prestigious awards for his innovative designs. His research extends to areas such as climate adaptation in healthcare infrastructure and energy efficiency in the National Health Service. Prof. Short has also led international projects, including one focusing on reducing carbon emissions in Chinese cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he contributed expertise to making emergency hospitals safer and advising on the reopening of theatres. His efforts have been instrumental in raising awareness of infection risks in infrastructure.

  • 21 January 2015, 6pm

    Cities in a changing climate: London

    CSaP is working in partnership with the European Development Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment to bring together a panel of distinguished speakers to focus on cities in a changing climate.

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