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UIC Barcelona is hosting the 11th edition of the annual conference of the International Forum on Urbanism (IFoU), organised in cooperation with the Urban Resilience Research Net (URNet) and UN-Habitat.
Marcela Brugnach PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Water Engineering and Management group in the Civil Engineering Department of the University of Twente. She has completed doctoral studies in both Bioresource Engineering and Forest Ecology from Oregon State University (USA, 2003), and a masters degree in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional del Centro (Argentina, 1991). After completing her doctoral education, she became a [...]
Workshop: GREEN GROWTH IN BISCAY 24th January 2019 Bizkaia Aretoa, Bilbao, Spain. Programme: 18.00 Institutional welcome Nora Sarasola, Director of BBK Obra Social (Social Work) Francisco…
Urban systems are not only major drivers of climate change, but also impact hotspots. The processes of global warming and urban population growth make our urban agglomerations vulnerable to chain reactions triggered by climate related hazards. Hence, the reliable and cost-effective assessment of future climate impact is of high importance. Two major approaches emerge from the literature: i) detailed spatially explicit assessments, and ii) [...]
Los objetivos del encuentro son ahondar los diversos impactos que el cambio climático puede tener en la salud desde diferentes perspectivas.
El cambio climático afecta los determinantes sociales y ambientales de la salud, por ejemplo aire limpio, agua potable, enfermedades de trasmisión, salud mental, etc.
El primer paso para encontrar una solución para cualquier problema, grande o pequeño, es comprenderlo tanto como sea humanamente posible. Necesitamos un conocimiento sobre lo que está sucediendo en nuestro planeta y lo que está causando los cambios ambientales más significativos, ¿podemos revertirlos? Y cuáles son sus consecuencias para nuestras sociedades. Más importante aún, debemos entender cómo el mundo de hoy es diferente del [...]
Handwriting is a human attributed characteristic, being widely accepted that the oldest writing dates around 3400 BC. But actually trees “invented handwriting” first … about 390 million years ago when conifer trees appeared, and they have been writing ever since. Each year trees form new wood cells that arrange in concentric circles forming what we call annual tree-rings, which is their way of “handwriting” [...]
Climate change mitigation pathways can differ strongly from one to else other, depending on the policy design, technological development or the established climate objectives. Integrated assessment models are able to project countless different climate change mitigation scenarios, allowing to compare the effects that each scenario has on other aspects, such as health, land use, energy security, inequality etc. Moreover, connecting these kind of models [...]
• In this lecture, I will examine my own role, as a researcher, in advancing a progressive agenda that responds to an urgent climate change challenge. I will explore the tensions between experimental forms of action-research, policy-oriented research, and curiosity-led research and the way in which these different forms of thinking have shaped my research agenda as I have attempted to respond to what I [...]