Climate Responsive Design Webinar

The Commonwealth Association of Architects is pleased to launch a pilot programme of lectures for built environment professionals, the aim of which is to facilitate knowledge exchange between member organisations and member firms, to help promote mutual understanding and greater awareness of issues related to climate change and rapid urbanisation together with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

While targeted at qualified built environment professionals, it is hoped that this series will be of interest to policymakers, city leaders and students alike.

As the world embarks upon a Decade of Action in which to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Commonwealth Association of Architects has recognised an opportunity to provide mutual support by means of a structured programme of knowledge exchange in the form of a pilot CPD series and, with nearly 50% of the projected increase in the world’s urban population to 2050 forecast to be in the Commonwealth, architects and built environment professionals have a critical role to play in helping to achieve a more sustainable future for all.

This webinar will be presented in two parts. Part 1 is titled 'A Manifesto for delivering Climate Responsive Design'. It will be chaired by Alex Ndibwami, College of Science and Technology, University of Rwanda and will be delivered by Peter Clegg and Isabel Sandeman from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. The lecture provides an overview of climate responsive design including a reminder of the importance of passive design principles and low carbon construction. Part 2 is titled 'Collaborating for Sustainable Development'. This will be chaired by Jalal Ahmed, President of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh, and will be delivered by Rachel Sayers from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Rafiq Azzam from Shatotto. The lecture provides a case study of how the principles of Climate responsive design can be used in a project in Bangladesh.

Time: Jul 30, 2020 12:00 PM in London

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