The Director of CASE, Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou, appeared at the BBC South East evening news last night, discussing the refurbishment of the Dalby Square townhouse in Margate with a focus on future proofing against climate change and intergeneration living. This is an innovative regeneration project that is proactively addressing the challenges of climate change, an ageing population and housing shortages by renovating and converting a Victorian property in Margate for multi-generational living.
The full feature including the interview with Prof Marialena Nikolopoulou, can be found on BBC iplayer from 10.49 to 14.01: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b097c3nz/south-east-today-evening-news-09102017
More information on the project can be found here: https://research.kent.ac.uk/case/climate-change-adaptation-and-intergeneration-living-in-a-heritage-townhouse-in-margate/
Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou will talk at the ARCC event “Sensing the place – experiences & wayfinding in a changing climate” hosted by BuroHappold Engineering on Wednesday 27th April.
Drawing from research and practice, this event explores how urban environment design can affect our experiences and how we orientate ourselves. Speakers will examine the impact of urban design on how we sense, perceive and subsequently behave in city environments.
Marialena’s talk is entitled “Microclimate, thermal experience and urban design: increasing our adaptive capacity under climate change”
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Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou shares her thoughts on how architecture affects mood in a recent article in The Independent. The full article can be read here.
Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou and PhD student Christina Chaztipoulka will be presenting their work at the Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling in Cambridge, 24-26 June 2015. The theme of the conference is ‘green cities’.
Marialena’s presentation “Limitations of thermoregulatory models in outdoor thermal comfort: have we forgotten the person?” will focus on some of the challenges of using thermoregulatory models of biometeorology in outdoor thermal comfort. It will be based on her extensive work in the field looking at field surveys in different climatic contexts.
Christina’s research aims to establish a method for the environmental assessment of urban forms using a set of urban parameters as environmental indicators, and will be presenting “The impact of urban geometry on the radiant environment in outdoor spaces: evidence across London”.
AUM2015 is the fifth in a planned series of annual symposia on applied urban simulation models that offer insights into urban change and the realisation of practical policy initiatives. The interdisciplinary nature of the symposia attracts delegates from diverse areas, as well as academia, professional institutions and government agencies. The theme of AUM2015 is ‘green cities’.
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Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou, KSA Director of Research, and Dr Richard Watkins from CASE (Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment) will give the GreenBRIDGE seminar at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, on Tuesday 12th May.
GreenBRIDGE is a society of graduate researchers at the University of Cambridge with an interest in the sustainability of the built environment.
Their seminar is entitled “Low energy buildings – reality vs. expectation. It is going to discuss the results of the building performance evaluation of a recently completed TSB-funded project, the Jarman School of Arts, recipient of a RIBA-2010 award.
Further details can be found here or visit the GreenBRIDGE website.
Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou, Director of CASE (Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment) and KSA Director of Research will be giving a webinar tomorrow as part of the Cool Communities Webinar series. Organised by Health Canada, the webinar topic for tomorrow is ‘Designing thermally comfortable outdoor spaces for summer and winter‘.
Marialena’s talk is entitled ‘Outdoor thermal comfort: What does it mean for the design of our cities’.
For more information about the event including how to register, please click here.
Professor Marialena Nikolopoulou, Director of CASE (Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment) and KSA Director of Research will give an open lecture at the University of Neapolis, Pafos in Cyprus, on Friday 20th February.
Her talk is entitled “The Role of Open Spaces in Cities of the 21st Century: from Sensory Architecture to Climate Change”.
The event is organised by the Masters’ Programme in Landscape Architecture and it is open to the whole University and the Professional Association of Architects.
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Prof. Marialena Nikolopoulou, Director of CASE (Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment) and KSA Director of Research will give a keynote presentation at the biggest international conference and exhibition in Latin America, EKOTECTURA 2014 . The event takes place in Bogota, on 18-20 March.
EKOTECTURA is organised by the Colombian Academy of Architecture and design, whose objective is to promote good architectural practices around the world. It is the biggest event in Latin-American on sustainability in design and construction.
For more information see http://www.ekotectura.com/