Sydney Ideas - Hot in the City: climate and health in urban environments

6 April 2017

 

Hot in the City: climate and health in urban environments

Sydneysiders have just sweltered through the hottest summer on record. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the mean summer temperature in the city was about three degrees above average.
As Sydney’s population expands in the next few decades, how can we protect and promote health in this changing climate? What are the options for managing the heat, and how will this influence the choices we make in the future?

In this Sydney Ideas forum, our experts will weigh in on the urgent need to build resilience in the face of climate change.

Panellists:

  • Dr Tony Capon, Professor of Planetary Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Researcher of Climate Adaptation & Health Project Node, Charles Perkins Centre
  • Dr Adrienne Keane, Director, Master of Urbanism, Urban Planning and Policy, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Dr Ollie Jay, Thermoregulatory Physiologist and Director of Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences; Lead Researcher of Climate Adaptation & Health Project Node, Charles Perkins Centre
  • Dr Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gender and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Where:

    Lecture Theare 4002 (Messel)
    Sydney Nanoscience Hub
    Physics Road
    The University of Sydney

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  • Cost: Free and open to all with registration requested. Scroll down for form and register online now.
  • RSVP: Register online now by entering your details at the bottom of the page. Click ‘register’ once and wait for the screen to refresh. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox shortly after.
  • Contact: Sydney Ideas
    sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
    (02) 9351 2943


Sydney Ideas - Hot in the City: climate and health in urban environments

Where

Lecture Theare 4002 (Messel)
Sydney Nanoscience Hub
Physics Road
The University of Sydney

University maps

When

6 April 2017


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