Presentation on Responsive School Built Environments at the International Forum of Educational Infrastructure co-organised by the Mexico UNESCO Office and the National Institute for Education Infrastructure in Mexico [INIFED]. The event took place on 12-13 June 2017, in Mexico City. … Continue reading Responsive School Built Environments
Presented paper on Social Resilience in Urban Areas at the ASOCSA 11th Built Environment Conference, 6-8 August 2017, Durban. The paper covered: Climate change predictions for South Africa Social vulnerability and resilience Supporting social resilience through urban characteristics and configuration … Continue reading Social Resilience In Urban Areas
Presented paper on Water Resilience in Urban Areas at the ASOCSA 11th Built Environment Conference 6-8 August 2017, Durban. The paper covered: Climate change predictions for South Africa Climate change predictions for South Africa Urban water systems Water Resilience Assessment … Continue reading Water Resilience in Urban Areas
Presentation on Delivering Smarter Infrastructure at the Smart Buildings and Infrastructure, Africa Summit 2017, 23 – 24 May 2017, Gallagher Estate, Midrand, South Africa. The SMART Buildings and Infrastructure series of summits provide key insights into emerging trends, confront the … Continue reading Delivering Smarter Infrastructure
Presentation at Re-imagining Africa’s Smart Buildings Landscape, Adopting Smart Practices for a Better Africa, Cape Town Convention Centre, 11 – 12 August 2016 Definitions. The presentation covered: Defining smart and sustainable built environments – improving sustainability performance through holistic approaches, … Continue reading Adopting Smart Practices for a Better Africa
New maps from Statistics South Africa show racial diversity and segregation in South African cities. These indicate that while some areas have become more integrated, others remain highly segregated. Patterns picked up in the maps include: Central business districts (CBDs) … Continue reading Mapping Diversity
Scientists have claimed that 2015 was the warmest year on record. By using climate data from Accuweather, the New York Times have charted the range of actual city temperatures experienced for 2015 relative to normal the normal range. You can … Continue reading Is your city getting warmer?
Light pollution levels, resulting in brighter night skies, have been plotted using data from the Suomi NPP satellite. This shows areas with no light pollution as black (such as over oceans) to areas where there are high levels of light … Continue reading A New World Atlas of Artificial Sky Brightness