Extreme heat is here, in our region and city. It reduces productivity, exhausts greenery, compromises infrastructure, destroys property, and strains the economy. Scientists predict that extreme heat events – already more deadly than all other weather-related events combined – will only become more frequent.
On November 12th, join a growing contingent of architects and landscape architects, planners, engineers, and allied professionals in government, NGOs, research, academia, and more for Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapting to a Hotter World, the first gathering of its kind.
Hosted at the New York City College of Technology, this day-long symposium will cover topics ranging from urban climatology to building materials, case studies to recommendations for the future. It will revisit prior extreme heat events such as the 1995 Chicago and 2003 Paris category-defining heat waves, what has changed since then, and what still needs to be done to address this increasing threat.
Hear from nearly 30 of the most informed professionals, design practitioners, and officials currently working in this area, include:
- Grimshaw Architect’s Andrew Whalley
- NYIT’s architect and urban extreme heat expert Jeffrey Raven, FAIA
- Fatal Isolation: the Devastating Paris Heat Wave of 2003 author Richard Keller
- NASA’s Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig
- Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago author and New York University Institute for Public Knowledge Director Dr. Eric Klinenberg
- Georgia Tech Professor and Urban Environmentalist Brian Stone
- NYC Department of Health Lead Scientist Katie Lane
- Global Cool Cities Alliance Executive Director Kurt Schickman
- NYC ORR Director Dan Zarrilli, PE
7.0 HSW learning units will be offered.
“Extreme Heat: Hot Cities – Adapting to a Hotter World” has been created and developed by the Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY).
It is presented in partnership with AIANY’s Building Enclosure Council, AIANY’s Building Codes Committee, AIANY’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), AIANY’s Design for Aging Committee, AIANY’s Health Facilities Committee, AIANY’s Housing Committee, AIANY’s Planning and Urban Design Committee, AIANY’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the American Society of Landscape Architects — New York Chapter (ASLA-NY), CUNY — New York City College of Technology, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency, the NYC Office of Emergency Management, the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, the NYC Urban Heat Island Working Group, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and the Urban Green Council.