Edge Debate 97: Climate Responsive Urbanism #2 - Density: Curse or Cure?

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The second in a series of debates entitled Cities, Climate and *Critical Urban Infrastructure: Climate Responsive Urbanism - POSTPONED

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

Attendees will be informed in due to course when and how it will be rescheduled

The overall series explores the consequences of current practices in building, urban design, planning, regulation and policy on critical urban infrastructure. We will discuss how we can harness the often overlooked interactions of built form (the dimensions of buildings and their placement in relation to each other), urban climate and energy both in its natural expression (temperature/wind/sunshine) and those of building needs (cooling/heating loads), whilst addressing our collective responsibilities in this time of climate emergency to create net-zero carbon, healthy and resilient cities.

The intent of this series is to integrate existing knowledge across disciplines, identify gaps in current knowledge and practices, and explore solution pathways for policy and better practice.

This event explores different aspects of urban density; its impact on climate, energy use and value and the challenges it presents to planners and environmentalists.

Convenor: Richard Lorch, the Edge

Host: The Building Centre

Chair: Michael Hebbert, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Speakers: Rohinton Emanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University

Philip Steadman, UCL Energy Institute

Lucia Cerrada, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Nicholas Falk, The URBED Trust

Rosie Whicheloe, London Wildlife Trust

Venue: The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Timing: TBC

Arrivals 17.30

Debate 18.00 – 20:45 pm

Networking - 21:30

Please come and contribute to the discussion. To attend please register by each attendee’s name

*The Critical Urban Infrastructure Framework offers an overarching approach towards climate responsive urbanism that recognises that the components of urban systems are both highly integrated and interdependent. Whereas the traditional approach to the design, use, and environmental management of our cities focuses on green, blue and grey infrastructure, often in isolation, the critical approach accounts for the interdependencies between built form and function (e.g. the dimensions of individual buildings, their occupation patterns and urban layout), outdoor and indoor climates, energy demands and waste generation, etc. Critical infrastructure also includes the urban commons and the use, preservation and access to our collective shared resources (e.g. daylight, ventilation, air quality, etc.), to create comfortable healthy environments and encourage more sustainable urban practices

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