Prof. Declan Kennedy is an Irish Architect, Urban Planer, Mediator, and Permaculture Designer, teaching and practicing urban design and permaculture, landscape, renewable energy and agricultural planning, coupled with holistic strategies and founding Chairman of the Global Eco-Village Network (GEN).
In his academic career he has been Professor of Urban Design and Infrastructure at the Architectural Department of the Technical University of Berlin, Germany and went on being the second Vice President for Academic Affairs at the TU Berlin. He is the Co-founder of Eco-village Lebensgarten, Steyerberg, near Hannover, Germany and worked on developing the Global Action Plan for the Earth (GAP). Prof. Kennedy’s preoccupation with permaculture, positive energies and eco-village design has led to his engagement in the Gaia University, a young university without walls, based on action-learning.
His current projects involve giving workshops all over the world, the development of the permaculture park Lebensgarten Steyerberg (PaLS) and writing a book about holistic design. Declan Kennedy is an inspiring, knowledgeable and wise man to listen and talk to and he always has a pun at hand to make you laugh.