Join us for ZPH Session: Cooling cities. Climate Adaptation Design to Extreme Heat on Nov. 5 at 11 am EST

ZPH cordially invites you to join our upcoming ZPH Session: Cooling cities. Climate Adaptation Design to Extreme Heat on November 5, 2021 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST.

The session will be moderated by Edith Katz, Landscape Architect, Educator, Writer, and Research Associate affiliated with the Harvard Climate Change Solutions Fund Grant 2021-2023 with Martha Schwartz to study Linear Urban Forests (LUF).

This session will introduce the topic of cooling cities as a climate change adaptation response to extreme heat through a design and health focus, using distinct cities from diverse climates as case studies: Baltimore, Stockton, and Singapore. Speakers will present research and strategies for these cities. Cooling Singapore will be presented by Prof. Gerhard Schmitt from ETH Zürich, and the case for cooling Baltimore and Stockton will be presented by Greg Kats from Smart Surfaces Coalition.


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Cooling Singapore, is an ongoing multi-institutional research project led by Singapore ETH-Centre, to develop solutions to address the urban heat and climatic challenges in Singapore, a tropical and densely populated city-state.

The cases for cooling Baltimore and Stockton are part of the research done by the Smart Surfaces Coalition and based on their recently published report: Cooling Cities, Slowing Climate Change and Enhancing Equity: Costs and Benefits of Smart Surfaces Adoption for Baltimore.

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