Workshop Climate responsive urban planning and design in the Netherlands -
chances and challenges
Friday 18th of June 2010, 9.00 – 12.00 hrs
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
We would appreciate your presence at this workshop. Please let our secretary
Audrey Raijmann-Schut (email@example.com) know if you will attend this workshop.
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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"
10.55 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