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Research Focus

I hold a doctoral degree in Architecture and a master's degree in Landscape Architecture. I have 6-year research experience in urban/landscape design, urban resilience and sustainability, and urban green infrastructure. In my research, I use mapping-based approaches to understand the complexities of urban systems and a research-by-design methodology to and to develop solutions to tackle the wicked problems related to climate change.

Research Interests

Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation; multi-scale urban resilience to climate change; ecosystem services and benefits delivered by green infrastructure; afforestation and reforestation for carbon neutral cities; biodiversity conservation in cities.

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)
78 Downloads (Pure)

Mapping the Flow of Forest Migration through the City under Climate Change

Han, Q. & Keeffe, G., 21 Feb 2019, In : Urban Planning. 4, 1, p. 139–151 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
climate change
seed dispersal

Stepping-stone city: process-oriented infrastructures to aid forest migration in a changing climate

Han, Q. & Keeffe, G., 04 Oct 2019, Nature-Driven Urbanism : Contemporary Urban Design Thinking. Roggemma, R. (ed.). 1 ed. Springer Nature, Vol. 2. p. 65-80 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Open Access
conceptual framework
global climate
seed dispersal

Mapping the permeability of urban landscapes as stepping stones for forest migration

Han, Q. & Keeffe, G., 04 Dec 2018, The 6th Smart and Sustainable Built Environments Conference: Proceedings. Emerald, p. 248-258 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
seed dispersal
home range

Sharing the city with biotic climate refugees

Han, Q. & Keeffe, G., 05 Jun 2018, (Accepted) Bracket [On Sharing].

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

seed dispersal


Best paper award

Qiyao Han (Recipient) & Greg Keeffe (Recipient), 06 Dec 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Emily Sarah Montgomery Travelling Scholarship

Qiyao Han (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Other examination

PhD Viva Internal Examiner, Queen's University Belfast

Nuala Flood (Examiner)
21 Oct 2019

Activity: Examination typesOther examination