Development of a new iiSBE website

On 20 March a web meeting was held to discuss progress on development of the new iiSBE website. Participants included Luis Bragança, Antonín Lupíšek, Greg Foliente, and Nils Larsson, all key members of iiSBE, and Vitor Costa, who has been retained as consultant to implement the work.

Charles Kibert

We regret to inform you that Charles Kibert died earlier this week, in a one-car road accident near his university. Charles was professor and Director of the Center for Construction and Environment at University of Florida in Gainesville. He was an active member of iiSBE in the 1990’s and was committed to sustainability issues.

New version of SNTool

iiSBE has produced an updated version of SNTool and the relevant files can be downloaded here. As always, the system will undergo more changes in the future. The PPT provides an overview of the system. Changes include

* The Basic B worksheet of File B has been modified and enhanced in order to allow better descriptions of neighbourhood characteristics, land uses and occupancy types.

Beyond 2020 has begun

The Beyond 2020 conference began on Monday and the iiSBE panel on Covid and Climate Action took place on Monday Nov. 2. There is a discount for iiSBE and SBE members. The conference url is: https://beyond2020.se

See attached file that was used to guide the panel discussion.
Nils Larsson

Presentation on Climate Action, Respiratory Pandemics and Built Environment

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).