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Symposium: Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World

  • 06:00 - 8 September, 2015
Symposium: Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World
Symposium: Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World, This day-long sym­po­sium, the first of its kind, will cover top­ics rang­ing from urban cli­ma­tol­ogy to build­ing mate­ri­als, with case stud­ies and rec­om­men­da­tions for the future.
This day-long sym­po­sium, the first of its kind, will cover top­ics rang­ing from urban cli­ma­tol­ogy to build­ing mate­ri­als, with case stud­ies and rec­om­men­da­tions for the future.

The threat of extreme heat will intensify. Even United States President Obama has told us that the planet’s temperature is rising and that we must come to grips with that inevitability. The last decade was the hottest on record worldwide, and large cities are warming faster than the planet. Scientists predict that extreme heat events – already more deadly than all other weather-related events combined – will become more frequent. Extreme heat reduces productivity, exhausts greenery, compromises infrastructure, destroys property, and strains the economy and resources alike.

Extreme heat is here, in our region and city. The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), a full-spectrum independent body that officially advises the Mayor, considers higher temperatures to be as great a risk as coastal flooding. NPCC projects up to a 5.7°F rise by mid-century, and antncipates that by the 2080s, there will be a rise of up to 8.8° F plus 50 days/year above 90°F.

“Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapting to a Hotter World” is a unique, day-long symposium. A broad constituency involved in building and urban design, science, research, policy, innovation, mitigation, and adaptation will come together to discuss how to address this growing risk through planning, design, and construction.

“Extreme Heat” invites architects and landscape architects, planners, engineers, and allied professionals, government, foundations, scientists, researchers, and students – in fact, all interested stakeholders – to discuss essential information and insights. The symposium will cover topics ranging from urban climatology to building materials, case studies, and recommendations for the future. It will revisit prior extreme heat events such as the 1995 Chicago and 2003 Paris category-defining heat waves, and what has changed since then.

Nearly 30 of the most informed professionals, design practitioners, and officials will draw on their experience to explain the current situation and present challenges and opportunities. They will bring research findings, case studies, and best practices from lab to design, manufacturing to installation, policy change to implementation, new construction to comprehensive urban retrofitting. There will be four keynotes, four panels, and a wrap-up “What’s Ahead?” session. CityTech President Dr. Russell Holtzer will open the event.

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Cite: "Symposium: Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World" 08 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773207/extreme-heat-hot-cities-adapting-to-a-hotter-world/> ISSN 0719-8884
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