• Climate Adaptation

#ClimateTalks Webinar

Discover how climate change will impact the built environment and what the research is telling us about planning for the future.

Our leading researchers from around the world will share their latest work and initatives relating to the intersection of climate change and the built environment.

Cities are responsible for an estimated 75% of global CO2 emissions and by 2030, the world is projected to have 43 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants.

Urban design and the built environment will therefore remain a crucial focus in any global transition to reduce our carbon footprint and deliver healthier community spaces.

A series of short presentations will be delivered by our speakers listed below, followed by a live Q&A panel discussion.

Professor Deo Prasad

UNSW Sydney

Distinguished Professor (Scientia) Deo Prasad AO FTSE is now an international authority and recognised as a national leader in the field of sustainable buildings and cities and among the leading advocates for sustainability in Australia, with his contributions having been widely acknowledged at all levels of government and professions in Australia.

Rebecca Harris

University of Tasmania

Bec’s research integrates climate science with ecological research to contribute to landscape management decisions that are necessary to adapt to climate change impacts. As the director of the Climate Futures research team, Bec will discuss her teams experience working with agricultural producers, emergency services, alpine ski resort operators, forestry managers, wine makers and government agencies to understand their exposure to climate risks and develop solutions.

Dr. Yuan Chao

National University of Singapore

Dr Yuan is Presidential Young Professor at the Department of Architecture, NUS. He is the founder and principal investigator of NUS Urban Climate Design Lab. His research interests focus on climate-sensitive urban planning and design for sustainable, resilient cities. His research topics cover urban wind environment, traffic-related and transboundary air pollution, anthropogenic heat, passive cooling technologies, and urban greenery. His goal is to support and develop practical planning and design in real life. Dr Yuan currently leads his research team – in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ETH Zurich. He is the module leader of Climate Resilience in High-Density Cities, Future Resilience System, Singapore ETH Centre.

Associate Professor Tomohito Yamada

Hokkaido University

Dr. Tomohito Yamada is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University. His research fields include land-atmosphere interactions in global scale, seasonal predictability associated with land surface states, extreme weather events, and uncertainty. The results of these studies have been highly evaluated in the fields of disaster prevention engineering and hydrology. He is also a key member of the technical committee on flood control management considering climate change in Japan, and is leading the research on adaptation measures.

Associate Professor Matt Parker

New York University

Matt Parker is an Associate Professor of the Arts at the NYU Game Center, where he serves as the Area Head for Programming and is the Director of Special Projects. Professor Parker was the founder chair for IndieCade East and Director for the festival and conference from 2013-2015. He was the lead Curator for the Game For Change conference in 2016 and 2018. In 2018 he co-founded the OpenAir Collective, a global volunteer network that empowers its members to fight climate change through carbon emissions reduction and removal.

Tanya Dellicompagni
Program Manager
Climate Alliance Secretariat