Dr Daniel Irurah is a Kenyan architect with specialisation in sustainability and the built environment. With research and consultancy interests focused on developing countries, Daniels core interest is the understanding and applied resolution to the dilemma of achieving socio-economic development for the majority within the tightening eco-limits of our planet. Although his main area of interest is energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings and cities, he is also intensely engaged in the field of industrial ecology for the construction industry, and especially the cradle-to-grave-and-cradle cycle of construction materials. Daniels key interests in these fields is the coupling of green innovations to socio-economic development priorities such as jobs/skills and eco-entrepreneurship. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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