New London Architecture

Designing cities for increasing temperatures

Tuesday 02 November 2021

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Marie-Louise Schembri

Design Director
Hilson Moran

Ruth Shilston

Associate | Major Projects Europe
RWDI

Geoff Southern

Geoff Southern

Associate Director
IBI Group

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London as an Urban Heat Island has seen unprecedent heat waves in recent years. This has been accelerated by the climate emergency. As we reach a pivotal point in history, regarding the next steps needed to reach the 2050 NetZero agenda, the built environment sector must start preparing for the future.
 
Data has suggested the negative impacts to wellbeing that living within Urban Heat Islands can have. Rising heat temperatures have been proven to disproportionality affect more marginalised groups of society such as, older people, young children and those with pre-existing health conditions such as asthma and/or cardiovascular.
 
It is paramount that our buildings and urban spaces are preparing to mitigate the effects extreme heat can have on its civilians. What are the challenges and opportunities when designing to mitigate increasing temperatures? How can air quality within buildings improve the impacts extreme temperatures have on its occupants? What strategies can be implemented within design to stabilise temperatures when weather changes?

PROGRAMME

00:00   Welcome from Chair 
             Benjamin O’Connor, Director, New London Architecture  
 
01:42   Tackling overheating in buildings
             Marie-Louise Schembri, Engineer, Hilson Moran 
 
20:51   Climate comfort in cities
            Ruth Shilston, Associate, RWDI
 
33:46   Panel discussion
              Speakers above, plus:
               Geoff Southern, Associate Director, IBI              

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Marie-Louise Schembri

Design Director
Hilson Moran

Ruth Shilston

Associate | Major Projects Europe
RWDI

Geoff Southern

Geoff Southern

Associate Director
IBI Group


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