Transsolar World Academy | Climate Responsive Urban Scale | L. Venugopal, D. Romero, C. von Raven


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This lecture was held on November 18, 2022, by Lakshmishree Venugopal, Diego Romero, Christine von Raven and introduces Climate Responsive Urban Scale.
Dive into the world of the urban design by understanding the impact rapid growth of cities and climate change can have. The team follows up presenting approaches towards sustainability and livability on an urban scale. The concept of density at different scales form the size of dwelling to the population of an urban area is used to shed light on aspects urban life like mobility, outdoor comfort, health and participatory planning. How architecture can influence Urban Quality is discussed. The presentation ends with an optimistic outlook into the future, presenting Carbon Neutral Cities and fields of action.

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The lecture is part of the collaboration of the Transsolar World Academy and NUST Faculty of Architecture in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The Transsolar World Academy contribution complements the university’s Sustainable Building course.

00:00:00 Intro Climate Responsive Urban Scale
00:02:18 1.The Challenge: Rapid Growth and the Climate Crisis
00:04:09 Big Growth – From first settlements to mega cities
00:12:10 The link between growth and carbon emissions
00:16:22 2.Approaches towards sustainable and livable cities
00:16:24 The multi-facets of urban planning
00:22:09 Density – the key for Climate Neutrality
00:28:05 Resilient Urban Infrastructures
00:52:30 3. Mobility and Outdoor Comfort
01:07:10 how do you travel to get to university?
01:12:42 Walkability improves quality of Life
01:18:45 What is Outdoor Comfort?
01:21:03 Design for Sun
01:26:44 Design for Wind
01:29:12 City Dive
01:37:39 What would you improve in your city with an unlimited budget?
01:38:51 4. How can architecture influence Urban Quality?
01:47:16 How many floors are in the house you live in?
01:47:43 Urban archetypes based on Martin & March
01:58:00 Steps of urbanization
02:01:23 5. Case Study – Abuja Masterplan
02:14:27 6.How does the Future look like?
02:21:15 End of lecture – Discussion


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