SOS waterfronts – impact of climate on the waterfronts of Europe
Welcome to an online webinar Friday 27/11 14.00-15.00!
Moderator for the event will be Iwona Preis, CEO of Intercult
This webinar gives insight into the exciting ongoing research on the S.O.S. – Sustainable Open Solutions for European urban waterfronts.
Undeniably, climate changes affect regions all over the world. Sea level rise, high tides, storms and floods enhance the vulnerability of urban waterfront territories and deeply affect the quality of human life. European Commission points out that urban areas, where 4 out of 5 Europeans now live, are exposed to the adverse effects of climate change but are often ill-equipped to adapt to them. Lasting solutions, efficient and imaginative strategies create more resilient cities, support a sustainable urban waterfront and improve healthy communities – these factors are essential to sustain life on the waterfront. The project S.O.S. Climate Waterfront has been developed with the aim to improve sustainable research structure that enables new solutions and strategies to be found and might reverse the vulnerability of urban waterfronts. Through an interdisciplinary methodology, the S.O.S Climate Waterfront fills the gap in the understanding of how the different scales of urban and landscape planning, architectural design and technology are linked in water related strategies and how they impact each other. It goes beyond economic features to reflect cultural, political, environmental and social, characteristics that influence the quality of human life in the context of climate transformation.
Particularly this webinar will present:
- how urban waterfronts could be re-thought as laboratories for innovative climate adaptation solutions in different geographical, environmental and cultural contexts and what we can learn from this diversity,
- how planning for waterfronts goes beyond urban and economic features and reflect upon cultural, political, environmental and social characteristics,
- what else?
Prof. Pedro Garcia, Coordinator HORIZON2020 S.O.S. Climate Waterfront and Professor Laval University Quebec, Canada and Coordinator for S.O.S. Climate Waterfront – https://www.ressanogarcia.com/
Prof. Lucyna Nyka, Ph.D., D.Sc., Architect, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Gdańsk University of Technology
Prof. Alkmini Paka, Head of the School of Architecture A.U.Th., Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis
DR. Katarina Larsen KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Div. History of Science, Technology and Environment
S.O.S Climate Waterfront is an interdisciplinary project that aims to explore waterfronts in Europe that are facing climate change. The project collects different disciplines to create new strategies for sustainable solutions for infrastructure and urban planning in Europe. Three cities and four partners in the project presented their work and research on transforming urban waterfronts, from Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Stockholm.
This event is connected with Researchers’ Friday, which is organized by the The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
During Researcher´s night Stockholm, you get the opportunity to ask questions to researchers, listen to lectures and experience shows. During the day, you will meet, for example, some of the country’s foremost COVID-19 experts, physicists who talk about black holes and particle physics, or climate scientists who have solutions for how water-based communities should adapt to cope with rising sea levels.
Read more and register here!
The event is completely free of charge, online and open to everyone.
The event will be live streamed on Intercult’s Facebook Page
Panellists are collaborating in HORIZON2020 – MARIE CURIE RISE, SOS WATERFRONT CLIMATE CHANGE, A STRATEGY OF EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION TO DESIGN TOOLS FOR THE WATERFRONT TO FACE CLIMATE CHANGE