Event

Archtober: Responsive Cities - Urban Heat Challenges

October 23, 2018
6:00 PM  – 8:00 PM

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New York, NY

Growing population, densification of the urban environment, reduced vegetation, and increased energy consumption all contribute to rising temperatures in cities. How can cities respond to this urban heat challenge? How can we ensure livability in cities against the backdrop of climate change? In this event, we will hear from Jeffrey Raven, director of the graduate program in Urban and Regional Design at NYIT, as well as various speakers from New York City and Singapore, about ongoing efforts to cool our cities.

Speakers include:

  • Jeffrey Raven, director of the graduate program in Urban and Regional Design, New York Institute of Technology
  • Heiko Aydt, Ph.D., principal investigator and project leader, Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore
  • Jennifer Bolstad, faculty, Parsons School of Design, and co-founder, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design
  • Daniella Henry, Esq., senior policy advisor, Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • Lea Ruefenacht, urban designer, Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore

Location

John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Ave. at 13th St.
New York, NY 10003

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This course has been approved for 1.5 Learning Units (LU)/Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).

This event is organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology Committee, ETH Future Cities Laboratory, ETH Zurich, and The Urban Systems Lab at The New School.