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News (Project 2011-2012)

The Chinese University Bulletin No.2 (posted on 01/02/2012)

The Chinese University Bulletin No.2 introduced our KTPF project on the topic of "Planning Urban Future". Please click the link below to view the article:
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/bulletin/issue/201102/3rdmission06_e.htm

Stakeholders Engagement of Hong Kong Urban Climatic Map (posted on 11/01/2012)

Prof. Edward Ng presented the study result of Hong Kong Urban Climatic Map on 7 Jan 2012. Around 80 people with different background attended this forum. 

RICS CPD Event (posted on 22/11/2011)

Prof. Edward Ng gave a seminar on AVA on 21 Nov 2011. Around 20 people from RICS attended the seminar.

ISOCARP Congress 2011 (posted on 28/10/2011)

Prof. Edward Ng was invited as keynote speaker to give a speech titled "Urban Climatic Mapping for Planning  - An experience from Hong Kong" in the 47th ISOCARP Congress 2011 on 25 Oct 2011. Around 2000 audience with different backgrounds had attended this congress. Please click here to view the event.

Talk on Urban Climate, Climate Change and Sustainable Living (posted on 21/09/2011)

Prof. Edward Ng had given a talk titled "Urban Climate, Climate Change and Sustainable Living" at St. Rose of Lima's College on 20 Sept 2011. Around 490 students from Secondary 4-6 had participated in the talk.

There were good communication and interaction between the lecturer and the students, and the talk successfully alerted the students to the issue of climate change and sustainable living.

InnoAsia 2011 Conference

Prof. Edward Ng will join as a Panel Discussion Speaker on the subject of "energy efficiency and sustainable intelligent building design" at the InnoAsia 2011 Conference on 16 November 2011 at Hotel Icon. For more information, please visit the event website of InnoAsia 2011.

Exhibition on UC Map at World Sustainable Building Conference, Helsinki

As the delegate led by the Development Bureau of HKSAR Government, Prof Edward Ng's research team will join the World Sustainable Building Conference 2011 at Helsiniki, exhibiting the research outcomes of urban climate map on 18-21 October. Please click here to visit the event website.

BEAM Pro Master Programme 2011

The lectures on 3-4 Sep were successfully held. Total 156 MSc students and BEAM professionals with different background has registered to the 4-day programme.

BEAM Pro Master Programme 2011

The Beam Society is going to hold an intense training programme "BEAM Pro Master Programme" in September. The programme is divided into 4 sessions and different speakers are invited to give a lecture on site aspects, energy use and etc. This training is regarded as one of the important events supported by the Knowledge Transfer Project Fund. For more information, please view the event poster.

HKIS Annual Conference 2011

Prof. Edward Ng is invited to give a talk titled "Urban Climate, Urban Design & High Density City Living" in HKIS Annual Conference on 17 September 2011. Please click here to view the event poster.

Public Talk in HK Science Museum Lecture Series

Prof. Edward Ng will give a talk titled "Fire - Heat and Thermal Comfort in our Urban Environment" in the Lecture Series named "Wind, Fire, Water and Electricity" held by HK Science Museum on 5 Nov, 2011. The lecture will elaborate some of the scientific background, explain some of the consequence, and will discuss some of the mitigation measures that are possible for us to take action for the heat waves.

BEAM AVA Seminar-RICS(BS)CPD

Prof. Edward Ng will introduce and explain the Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) principles and implementation process in the BEAM seminar to be held at RICS Asia Office on 29 Sep, 2011.

Lecture on PNAP APP-152

Prof. Edward Ng gave a lecture titled "PNAP APP-152 on permeability and greening related to urban climate" in the HKIS CPD event. Around 50 people including HKIS memeber, BEAM Pro, and other non-menbers attended the talk.

Lecture by Prof. Bob Bornstein

The lecture titled "Interactions of global warming and urban climate in different climate zones" has been successfully held on 20 Jul, 2011. Around 40 students and HKO staff attended the lecture.

Lecture on PNAP APP-152

Prof. Edward Ng will give a talk on the Buildings Department's PNAP APP-152 on Sustainable Building Design Guidelines in terms of building separation/permeability, green coverage and setback on 28 July 2011. For details, please click here to view the event poster.

Coming Lecture Given by Prof. Bob Bornstein

Prof. Bob Bornstein, a meteorologist, will be giving a lecture titled "Interactions of global warming and urban climate in different climate zones" at HK Observatory, Nathan Road,  11.30 to 12.30pm on 20 Jul, 2011. This event is co-hosted by CUHK and Hong Kong Observatory. Please click here for the event poster, and view the biography of Prof. Bob Bornstein by visiting his website:www.met.sjsu.edu/faculty/bornstein.html.

Lecture on Urban Climatic Map

On the topic of "Green Building, Architecture and People", Dr. Chao Ren gave a lecture titled "Urban Climatic Map - an information tool for sustainable planning" at LT7, City University of Hong Kong on 16 Jun, 2011. Please click here to view the event poster.

Link to UTCI Webservice

Our web has currently linked to the UTCI webservice which contains the biometeorological conditions (UTCI, sultriness, UVI, sunburn relevant exposure period, and weather character) for the following 8 days in 12 regions of Germany. The webservices is provided by MedizinID™-System and is in German only. Click here to link to the webservice now.

Lecture on Urban Climate: Oasis, Boulevards and the City

Prof. Edward Ng will give a lecture on "Urban Climate: Oasis, Boulevards and the City" at Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd. on 19 May, 2011. Please click here to view the event poster.

The Second AVA Workshop

The second workshop on air ventilation assessment system was held on 5 March 2011. 141 professionals had registered for the workshop. Please click here to view the flyer of the workshop and here for the feedback summary.

       

   

AVA Workshop

The HKGBC workshop on air ventilation assessment system was held on 5 Jan 2011. 160 professionals had signed up for the workshop. Please click here for the event poster.

Project Supported by CUHK Knowledge Transfer Office

Our project will be extended one year under the support of the CUHK Knowledge Transfer Office. The project of this year is titled "Urban Climatology for Tropical Regions".

One Day Workshops

The news of the two one day workshops on Urban Climate for design and planning was posted in the HKIA Journal 2010, Issue 58. Please click here to view the news.

 

 

 

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