Buildings, Cities, and Energy: Accelerating Transformation
This interactive seminar considers the current and future roles of the research community. The energy research community has a robust track record of providing sound technical solutions for reducing energy demand. However, given the urgency to further reduce CO2 emissions, what additional development and facilitation in the built environment is necessary? What are appropriate scales of intervention? What additional resources are needed? Can members of the research and academic communities provide influence at national and regional levels?
Editor in Chief, Buildings & Cities
Richard Lorch trained and practiced as an architect in the UK and is the current Editor-in-Chief of Buildings & Cities - an international transdisciplinary research journal www.buildingsandcites.org. He is a visiting professor at University College London (UK) and Politecnico di Milano (IT) and on the advisory board of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DE). He is a member of the Edge, a UK multi-discipline built-environment think tank and a member of Climate Strategies, an international network of leading researchers working on specific climate change policy challenges. He works on organisational / policy responses to climate change - mitigation and adaptation paths - and the environmental impacts of the built environment at different scales from the individual building to neighbourhood to city. As editor, a key concern is the diffusion and take-up of research and new knowledge by ‘end users’ - promoting two-way dialogue between stakeholders, practitioners, policy makers, and the academic community.