It is now evident that extreme weather events have increased in frequency and intensity across the Asia Pacific. Cities are getting hotter, with severe implications for public life and economies. The task of cooling cities, improving thermal comfort and reducing energy consumption has often proved challenging for urban planners and decision-makers.
In collaboration with friend and partners, UNSW Built Environment is organising a series of four Australia–India Knowledge Exchange events. This inaugural workshop on ‘Climate-smart Cities’ intends to create opportunities for knowledge exchange on innovations, solutions and best practices on climate-smart city planning. The aim is to discuss the pathways for governments, academia and industry to collaborate on climate-smart cities in the Asia Pacific.
Speakers include Scientia Professor Deo Prasad AO, CEO, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Inaugural Judith Neilson Chair Professor David Sanderson UNSW Built Environment, Associate Professor Rajkiran Bilolikar, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), and Dr Srinivas Cherukupalli, DuPont Knowledge Centre, Asia Pacific.
Future workshop dates:
- 8 Dec 2018 Hyderabad, India
- 13 Dec 2018, Delhi, India
- Feb/Mar 2019, Sydney, Australia