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. This webinar gives insight into the exciting ongoing research on the S.O.S. – Sustainable Open Solutions for European urban waterfronts.
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. Four cities and four partners in the project will present their work and research on transforming urban waterfronts, from Gdansk, Lisbon, Thessaloniki and Stockholm
Particularly this webinar will present:
- how urban waterfronts could be re-thought as laboratories for innovative climate adaptation solutions.
- how planning for waterfronts goes beyond urban and economic features and reflect upon cultural, political, environmental and social characteristics.
Prof. Pedro Garcia, Coordinator HORIZON2020 S.O.S. Climate Waterfront and Professor Laval University Quebec, Canada
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
Moderator: Iwona Preis, CEO Intercult, Stockholm, Sweden
Friday 27th of november, 14:00 – 15:00 CET
The European Researchers’ Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA), is a Europe-wide public event that brings researchers closer to the public. The events highlight how researchers contribute to our society by displaying their work in an interactive and engaging forum.
Panellists are collaborating in HORIZON2020 – MARIE CURIE RISE, SOS Waterfront Climate Change, a strategy pf excellence in research and innovation to design tools for the waterfront to face climate change.