Organized by Consulate General of Switzerland in New York in collaboration with the AIA Technology Committee, Singapore-ETH Centre, ETH Future Cities Laboratory, Cooling Singapore, ETH Zurich, and The Urban Systems Lab at The New School.
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 various speakers from NYC and Singapore about ongoing efforts to cool our cities.
Dr. Heiko Aydt, 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 Adviser, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience
Jeffrey Raven, Director of the Graduate Program in Urban + Regional Design, New York Institute of Technology
Lea Ruefenacht, Urban Designer, Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore
Matthew Schuerman, Senior Editor, WNYC
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, AIANY Technology Committee, Singapore-ETH Centre/Future Cities Laboratory