- Melissa Cavanna, Huasipichanga, Cuenca/Rotterdam
- Hans-Martin Neumann, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna
- Linda Schneider, MA25/WieNeu+, City of Vienna
- Katharina Höftberger, superwien urbanism, Vienna
- Ar. Sheikh Md. Rezwan, superwien urbanism, Dhaka
- Michael Walczak, uttnext, Zurich/Sarajevo
- Gordanan Memišević, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo
- Florian Kraus, Greenpass, Vienna
- Gerald Hofer, Grünstattgrau, Vienna
Moderators: Roland Krebs & Anna Aigner, superwien urbanism
Climate change poses many challenges to our planet, and the effects cannot just be examined in the world's oceans but rising temperature levels are heating up our cities. Heat waves, heavy rains, and dry periods are increasing, and policies must be adapted to these changing conditions. In the urban context, this is tightly intertwined with public space issues such as the extent of greeneries in dense urban environment and its effects on the microclimate. We will discuss this challenge for international examples such as Dhaka and Maputo and look at local Viennese initiatives that strive to analyze the impact of different materials and vegetations on the formation of heat islands and counteract with innovative solutions.
- What are the main issues we are facing in the context of climate change and its influence on cities and how can we ensure an integrated approach when analyzing them?
- What are short- and long-term solutions to problems such as heat islands, and which synergies can we make use of in their application?