Presentation on Climate Action, Respiratory Pandemics and Built Environment, to CMHC, GFHS and (soon) to Beyond 2020

An iiSBE overview of issues related to Climate Action, Respiratory Pandemics and the Built Environment, was recently presented to senior staff of Canada Mortgage and Housing Coropration (CMHC) and the UN-sponsored Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS).The same file will be the focus of an international panel that will be held as part of the Beyond 2020 international conference, to be (virtually) held in Gothenburg on 02 November.

Of special interest to iiSBE is that the presenters at GFHS included Serge Salat (Paris), Nils Larsson (Ottawa) and Zhang Guoqiang (Hunan).

Webinar for University of Milano

Angela Poletti, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Uni Milano, invited iiSBE to make a presentation on SBTool for her Masters-level students on 5 October.

During preparatory discussions, it became apparent that SNTool (the neighbourhood assessment tool) was of greater interest, and it was presented to about 43 students.

N.L.

Presentation on IDP to international summer school webinar

On 1st October, N. Larsson made a 1 1/2 hour presentation on the integrated design process (IDP) to 53+ architecture students at the Masters level taking part remotely from Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Turkey and Korea. The event was organized by the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, located in Berlin. The presentation covered the origin and nature of the process, which is designed to help design teams avoid bad decisions and to reach high levels of environmental performance.
The (large) PPT file is attached.
N. Larsson

iiSBE participates in six webinars

iiSBE staff have participated in 3 webinars since July, and will participate in 3 more over the next few weeks.

In mid-July, we participated in a UN webinar that is part of a series to prepare for the GFHS (Global Forum for Human Settlements) conference in the Fall. NL presented a PPT on the topic of Pandemics and the Built Environment. The webinar featured four speakers each with a 15-minute speaking time, and included also Serge Salat (Paris) and Mick Pearce (Zimbabwe and other places), Jason Hu (Beijing), plus some UN-related speakers, all within a 2-hour time frame.

Files on Pandemics and Built Environment

Five files are available for downloading, including:

*** NEW *** An Excel file to allow users to make their own assessments of approximate risks associated with personal itineraries, dated 15 October 2020.

* A technical paper on Pandemics and the Built Environment, updated 17 September;

* A PPT presentation based on the above, dated 14 September, and

* A PPT file on Universities in the Covid era, presented to representatives of three major universities in Toronto on 27 August 2020