This program is developed by MSc MADE student Olivia Wong as part of her internship at Pakhuis de Zwijger.
The Dutch cities were not designed to cope with increasingly warmer summers. With climate change, the Netherlands is witnessing a rise in heatwaves, making it increasingly uncomfortable to live in cities. This situation has adverse effects on both human well-being and the overall condition of the cities. While addressing heat stress is often associated with incorporating more green spaces and reducing grey areas on the streets, indoor spaces are also experiencing heightened temperatures. Merely installing air conditioning units does not solve the heat problem; consideration of heat management needs to be an integral part of city design from the beginning. In other words, how can we make the built environment more resilient to heat in the future, and what other spatial interventions can be implemented in existing cities?
About the program
The evening will kick off with spoken word artist Luan Buleshkaj. We will then delve deeper into the topic of heat stress. What is it exactly and why is it becoming a growing concern for you and me? Next, we will discuss innovative and practical solutions for dealing with heat stress in the city. Finally, we will also look to the future: what and who is needed to create a heat-resistant city and how will we achieve that? How can we ensure that heat-resilient construction becomes the norm for a more enjoyable city in the summer?
For this program, the panel members include Marjolein van Esch (ass. prof. Environmental Technology and Design, TU Delft), Sacha Stolp (Director Innovation of Future Proof Assets, Gemeente Amsterdam), Emile Revier (Partner PosadMaxwan), Harwil de Jonge (director Heijmans Vastgoed), Eelco Dekker (JADE architecten), Marieke van der Linde (advisor Urban Transformation and Climate Adaptation at TAUW), Jeroen van Eekelen (advisor Cllimate Risk and Adaptation at Sweco).
Pakhuis de Zwijger. Responsible program maker: Olivia Wong
Who is it intended for:
Any citizen interested in the growing challenge of heat stress in the city. Also targeted towards professional and academic audience interested in urban development and design, climate adaptation, passive houses, heat stress and urban heat island effect.
Where/how should people apply?:
Entrance is free! Sign up to reserve your spot through (link).
2nd years MSc MADE student and intern program maker at Pakhuis de Zwijger