As average temperatures continue to rise, and the number of extreme heat days increase annually, methods to cool our cities are becoming increasingly important. With over three quarters of Australians now living in urban areas, combating the “urban heat island effect” within our cities is becoming a major public health issue.
The event will centre around presentations in a workshop format from senior leaders in the local industry and further afield defining a vision for the Cool Street - definitely an event not to be miss
Research Coordinator Centre for Smart Green Cities | Macquarie University, Sydney
Topic: Planning and designing ‘cool’ urban landscapes
Commissioner Open Space and Parklands
Topic: 5 Million Trees: Cooling the Future
CEO | Citygreen Systems
Topic: Designing treepits to meet target canopy objectives, and stormwater outcomes
Dr. Libby Gallagher
Director | Gallagher Studio
Topic: Cool Streets: adapting communities for climate change
Associate Professor | University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Topic: ’The Street Where We Live: Building Cooler, Greener and More Resilient Neighbourhoods”
Lunch is provided, and stay on at the venue from 4pm for the Newcastle & Hunter Xmas Drinks!
FREE event for AILA members!
Date: Friday 16th November
Location: Conference Centre, Merewether Surfhouse, 5 Henderson Parade, Newcastle
Cost: Free for AILA members, $49 for non-members
3 informal CPD points available
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