Staff Profiles


Professor Ramin M-Keivani

Head of School of the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Ramin Keivani

I am an urban development specialist with a particular interest on the interface of economic globalisation, development of land markets and urban growth and their impact on urban equity, particularly in relation to low income land and housing delivery in developing and transition economies. My most recent work focuses on urban social sustainability and have collaborated on other projects on housing delivery in UK and healthy urban mobility.  

After completing my PhD at University College London I worked for a period of time in the Middle East on urban development and planning in a number of cities in Iran before returning to the UK in 1997 to pursue my academic career. I taught at UCL and London South Bank universities before joining Brookes in 2003 to lead research and teach in the then Department of Real Estate and Construction and its successor School of the Built Environment. I have also led the Real Estate and Land Policy research group of Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development.

I am on the steering committee of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign and the Global Network for Sustainable Housing. I am also the Founding Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development.