First CASE Open Lecture 2016/17 presents Marylis Ramos from PRP Architects

CASE kicks off the Open Lecture series for 2016/17 with Marylis Ramos, with her talk entitled ‘Future Cities: resilience, zero carbon, and wellbeing‘ on Tuesday 18th October at 6PM in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1.

Marylis is the Director of Sustainability and Research at PRP Architects – an award winning architectural practice specialising in the residential and specialist housing design and urban regeneration, heading a team of sustainability and energy consultants as well as leading on industry-based research projects.  She is an author of the Zero Carbon Hub’s ‘Zero Carbon Compendium’ and the World Green Building Council’s ‘Business Case for Green Buildings report, and more recently has authored and co-chaired the UK Green Building Council’s ‘Health and Well-being in Homes’ report.

Marylis’ talk will take us on a journey around the world, looking at current and emerging best practice in Zero Carbon Cities and Communities, the emergence of ‘smart’ cities, and discuss the idea of resilience to changes in future climate and how this resilience can be brought into the design process, focusing on issues related to overheating, health and well-being in homes.  This talk will draw on a combination of industry research and real-life case studies from PRP, and will showcase Marylis’ highly visual and interactive presentation style.