WORLD CITIES SUMMIT

COOLING SINGAPORE SYMPOSIUM

11 JULY 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

free and open to the public

Level 5, Ballroom G
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre
1 Bayfront Ave, 018971

SPEAKERS

PANELISTS

Professor Gerhard Schmitt,
Lead Principle Investigator
Director Singapore ETH-centre,
Cooling Singapore
Jason Lee
Human Performance Laboratory, DSO National Laboratories
Dr. Ren Chao
Cooling Singapore Scientific Advisory Panel member (Nominated)
School of Architecture,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Peter Edwards,
Principal Investigator,
Cooling Singapore
Professor Nigel Tapper,
Cooling Singapore Scientific Advisory Panel Member
School of Earth Atmosphere and
Environment, Monash University
Professor Wong Nyuk Hien,
Cooling Singapore Urban Heat Island Task Force
Department of Building
National University of Singapore

SCHEDULE

2:00 - 2:35
Introduction
Gerhard Schmitt

Keynote
2:35 - 3:15
Outcomes and Perspectives on Cooling Singapore
Gerhard Schmitt
& Peter Edwards
3:15 - 3:55
Panel Discussion:
Reflecting on the Work of Cooling Singapore
Moderated by Winston Chow
3:55 - 4:00
“Next Steps”
Closing Remarks

Gerhard Schmitt

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Singapore is warmer than it has to be - by as much as 7˚C in some places. This is due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, a well-known man-made phenomenon affecting large and densely populated cities. Global climate change and urbanisation will cause urban temperatures to rise further with the potential to reach levels at which it presents a serious threat to the economy, society and health of the urban population. Around the world, cities increasingly pay attention to mitigating their UHI in order to maintain their liveability.

The Cooling Singapore team will present a UHI mitigation roadmap to guide policy and help coordinate long-term UHI mitigation efforts and R&D activities. The research is conducted by a multidisciplinary team led by the Singapore-ETH Centre in collaboration with colleagues from NUS, SMART, and TUM CREATE. The team will share their experience in gathering inputs from government, the research community, and private sector in developing the roadmap, and present findings from the project.

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