Responsive Cities – Urban Heat Challenges

Oct 23 at 6–8pm
The New School John L. Tishman Auditorium 63 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street New York, NY 10003
Organized by Consulate General of Switzerland

Organized by Consulate General of Switzerland in New York in collaboration with the AIA Technology Committee, Singapore-ETH Centre, ETH Future Cities Laboratory, Cooling Singapore, ETH Zurich, and The Urban Systems Lab at The New School.

Growing population, densification of the urban environment, reduced vegetation and increased energy consumption all contribute to raising temperatures in cities. How can cities respond to this urban heat challenge? How can we ensure livability in cities against the backdrop of climate change? In this event we will hear from various speakers from NYC and Singapore about ongoing efforts to cool our cities. Moderated by Matthew Schuerman, Senior Editor, WNYC.


  • Daniella Henry, Esq., Senior Policy Adviser, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience
  • Dr. Heiko Aydt, Principal Investigator and Project Leader, Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore
  • Jennifer Bolstad, Faculty, Parsons School of Design and Co-Founder, Local Office Landscape and Urban Design
  • Jeffrey Raven, Director of the Graduate Program in Urban + Regional Design, New York Institute of Technology
  • Lea Ruefenacht, Urban Designer, Cooling Singapore, Singapore-ETH Centre, Singapore



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