San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Chair: Dr Sarah Mander, Tyndall Manchester, University of Manchester
Panel: Dr Rita Shaw, Electricity North West Ltd, Dr Claire Smith, University of Leicester, Dr Jeremy Carter, CURE, University of Manchester, Dr Vladimir Jankovic, CHSTM, University of Mancheste
Heatwaves cause great discomfort to many in cities around the world and are likely to increase with climate change. Unfortunately, one of our main responses, air conditioning, is expensive and may cause significant stress to the electric grid. This event brings together leading experts to discuss our understanding of increased temperatures in urban environments in an interactive format. There will be a particular focus on Manchester. It will be of interest to public and private sector building managers, property developers, those with responsibility for groups vulnerable to heatwaves (eg the elderly), electricity system stakeholders affected by cooling loads, and policy makers with an interest in addressing the above.
As Policy Week takes place in November, a time of the year when the discomfort of sweltering city temperatures is far from people’s minds, a short film will be shown to set the scene.