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  • 1. Workshop Climate responsive urban planning and design in the Netherlands - chances and challenges Friday 18th of June 2010, 9.00 – 12.00 hrs Gaia Building Gaia 1 We would like to invite you for a workshop preceding the PhD thesis defense of Sanda Lenzholzer on urban microclimate, perception and design. For this occasion we host some leading figures in urban climate research. We would like to use this opportunity to give these specialists the floor to present their current research. Afterwards, we would like to discuss the chances and challenges of climate responsive urban planning and design for the Netherlands with you and our research community. We would appreciate your presence at this workshop. Please let our secretary Audrey Raijmann-Schut (audrey.raijmann-schut@wur.nl) know if you will attend this workshop. You can use the voting buttons in the email. Programme 9.00 Welcome and coffee 9.30 Opening by prof. dr. Adri van den Brink 9.35 Prof. dr. Bert Holtslag, Wageningen University, the Netherlands "Urban climate observations and some model results for Dutch Cities" 9.55 Em. prof. dr. Martin de Wit, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands “Wind research in the unit of Building Physics and systems of the department” 10.15 Prof. dr. Lutz Katzschner, Universität Kassel, Germany "Urban climate knowledge for urban design" 10.35 Coffee 10.55 Prof. dr. Robert Brown, Guelph University, Canada "Designing Thermally Comfortable Outdoor Spaces on Top of the New York Times Tower, Manhattan" 11.15 Dr. Sofia Thorsson, Göteborg University, Sweden “Potential change in heat and cold stress in Gothenburg, Sweden due to climate Change: the Influence of urban geometry on outdoor thermal comfort” 11.35 Reflection and discussion lead by prof. dr. Jusuck Koh 12.00 Lunch offered by the Landscape Architecture Group