Frederick University: Discussion on the climate crisis and urban planning at Frederick University

Frederick University is holding a discussion titled “Climate Crisis: Cities and Design”, with the participation of academics, urban planners, researchers, and experts in urban design from Cyprus and Greece.

The event aims to highlight the need for sustainable planning and development of cities to make them capable of adapting to the challenges of the climate crisis.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 4th, in the garden of the central building of Frederick University in Nicosia, and is open to the public. Examples and applications of urban design for urban resilience will be presented, with a particular focus on spatial planning for the fire-ravaged area of Mati in Attica, which was destroyed in 2018. This is the only area in Greece that is being redesigned with criteria for addressing the impacts of climate change. What are the lessons learned from this experience? In Cyprus, how are cities being planned for development? What gaps need to be addressed and how are climate-neutral cities achieved?

The event is organised by Frederick University’s Department of Architecture, which has prioritised research on issues related to urban planning and climate change.

The programme of the event:

18:30-18:40: Welcome

18:40-19:20: PART A – City, Natural Disasters and Design – Presentations

“The role of urban planning in achieving climate-neutral cities”

Georgia Gemenetzi, Assistant Professor of Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

“Risk management and spatial planning: Lessons from the experience in Mati, Attica”

Evangelos Asprogerakas, Assistant Professor of Department of Planning and Regional Development, University of Thessaly

“Mati: Urban Design after the destructive fire”

Georgia Spiliopoulou, Ph.D. Architect / Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece

19:20-20:10: PART B – Examples and Applications – Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Byron Ioannou, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Architecture, Frederick University

– Cities and climate chaos: Xenia I. Loizidou, Ph.D. Civil Engineer / Coastal Engineer

– eUMaP – Development of Utilities Management Platform for the case of Quarantine and Lockdown: Paris Fokaidis, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Frederick University

– Limassol, Climate Neutral and Smart City by 2030: Penelope Vasquez Hadjilyra, Architect and Coordinator of the European Mission of the Municipality of Limassol

– Actions of Strovolos Municipality for Climate Neutrality: Athanasios Kolyvas, Municipal Engineer of Strovolos Municipality

– Initiatives for adapting Greece’s landscapes and traditional settlements to the impacts of climate change: Miltiadis Lazoglou, Academic, University of West Attica

– Risk management in spatial planning: Konstantinos Serraos, Architect and Urban Planner, Professor at the National Technical University of Athens

Interested parties can register for the event at the link:

For the invitation click here (in Greek)

Source: Frederick University I News(