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Urban Environmental Intelligence

June 2, 2022 /

International symposium on new developments, challenges and opportunities in urban environmental intelligence in research and practice

The closely linked urban and environmental 21st century challenges call for a paradigm shift in the way we conceptualize and construct the built environment. As cities have a substantial environmental impact, the pursuit of a sustainable urban form has emerged, but the complexity of considerations which are involved in this debate, and their mutual urban effects, hinder the potential to reach one simple solution. Despite the rapid advancements in computational design tools and methods which hold the potential to support an informed high performance urban design, their integration into the design process is still far from full, and requires further exploration. Corresponding to that gap, the field of urban environmental intelligence is quickly emerging and revolves around finding the right balance between environmental engineering, computational tools and urban design. This workshop brings together experts in different facets of urban environmental intelligence, who will share knowledge, ask questions and highlight the main barriers and opportunities of this field in light of the global climate and carbon challenges.

About the speakers:

Tenure Track prof. Thomas Wortmann (Germany) - Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), university of Stuttgart.

Dr. Angelos Chronis (Austria) - Head of the City Intelligence Laboratory (CIT), the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Prof. Emanuele Naboni (Italy) - Associate Professor at the University of Parma (Italy) and Associate lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy (Denmark).

Prof. Evyatar Erell (Israel) – Full Professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev.

Prof. Dafna Gewirtzman-Fisher (Israel) – Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT.

Dr. Boaz Kedar (Israel) – Head of Sustainability and energy planning, city architect office, Tel Aviv Municipality. This is one of many important climate and energy-related actions Boaz and his team lead at TLV

Assist. Prof. Jonathan Natanian – Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT. *conference organizer


Initial schedule:

13:00 - 13:15 Opening words Dean Prof. Yasha Grobman and Assist. Prof. Jonathan Natanian

13:15 - 15:15 First seat - 4 lectures + Q&A (session chair Assist. Prof. Davide Schaumann)

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:45 Second seat - 4 lectures + Q&A (session chair Assist. Prof. Shany Barath)

17:45 - 18:00 Coffee Break

18:00 - 19:00 Third seat – Panel discussion – What’s next? + closure


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