Cooling Singapore Symposium

Event Date:
11 Jul 2018 02:00 PM - 11 Jul 2018 04:00 PM
Event Venue:
Marina Bay Sands, Level 5, Ballroom G


Singapore is warmer than it has to be—by as much as 7°C in some places—due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect that tends to afflict high-densely cities. Global climate change and urbanisation can cause urban temperatures to rise even further, with the potential to hit levels that could threaten liveability, health, and the economy.

In 2017, the Cooling Singapore intra-CREATE project was initiated to find means to mitigate UHI and improve outdoor thermal comfort. One of the key tasks of the team is to establish a UHI task force consisting representatives from academia and government agencies, who can provide important insights from different perspectives.

The most important outcome of the project is a roadmap to guide policy and help coordinate long-term UHI mitigation efforts and R&D activities. The roadmap, which will be presented at the Cooling Singapore Symposium, is the culmination of the 18-month interdisciplinary project led by the Singapore-ETH Centre, in collaboration with NUS, SMART, and TUMCREATE, and with the contribution of the task force.

The Cooling Singapore Symposium will open with a keynote speech by Mr Peter Ho, Senior Advisor to the Centre for Strategic Futures and Chairman of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Following the presentation of the roadmap, a panel of experts will reflect on the outcomes of the Cooling Singapore project and discuss its future direction.

The full programme is available here. Please register here.


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