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Dr. Garfield Young

University of Technology, Jamaica.


Building climate resilient Caribbean cities through enhanced urban planning knowledge.


Dr. Garfield Young is an Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education teaching and academic management. His research work focuses on geomatics pedagogy and curriculum architecture, and quality assurance in profession-based courses.  Dr. Young has presented at several conferences and has publsihed in peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly publications.   


He is a Commonwealth Scholar and holds a PhD in Geomatics Education from the University of Nottingham, U.K.; a Master of Engineering Science in Surveying and Spatial Information Systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia; Post Graduate Diploma in Education from UTech, Ja., and undergraduate Land Surveying and Management & Public Adminstration qualifications from the University of Technology, Jamaica and the University of the West indies respectively.  

Dr Young has worked as a District Surveyor with the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands and as a Survey Manager with a private surveying firm in Kingston, Jamaica.  He has successfully led major projects that are intrinsically linked to sustainable development with national regional and global partners.  Examples of these are leadership in the French Development Agency-funded project in building climate resilience, and the World Bank-funded  Jamacia Safe Schools Project.    


He is the recipient of the UTech’s President’s Award for instructional excellence and, the Land Surveyors Association of Jamaica’s award for distinguished work in surveying education. Dr Young was also the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals’ All Island Boss of the Year for 2016/17. University of Technology, Jamaica.

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Dr. Garfield Young
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