Dr. Jonathan Natanian: Urban Environmental Intelligence

Dr. Jonathan Natanian: Urban Environmental Intelligence

The closely linked urban and environmental 21st century challenges call for a paradigm shift in the way we conceptualize and construct the built environment. As cities have a substantial environmental impact, the pursuit of a sustainable urban form has emerged, but the complexity of considerations which are involved in this debate, and their mutual urban effects, hinder the potential to reach one simple solution. Despite the rapid advancements in computational design tools and methods which hold the potential to support an informed high performance urban design, their integration into the design process is still far from full, and requires further exploration. Corresponding to that gap, the field of urban environmental intelligence is quickly emerging and revolves around finding the right balance between environmental engineering, computational tools and urban design. This workshop brings together experts in different facets of urban environmental intelligence which together will share knowledge, ask questions and highlight the main barriers and opportunities of this field in light of the global climate and carbon challenges.


About the speakers:

Dr. Angelos Chronis (Austria) – Head of the City Intelligence Laboratory (CIT), the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). https://www.researchgate.net/lab/City-Intelligence-Lab-Angelos-Chronis
Tenure Track prof. Thomas Wortmann (Germany) – Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), university of Stuttgart. https://www.uni-stuttgart.de/en/press/experts/Tenure-Track-Prof.-Dr.-Thomas-Wortmann/

Prof. Emanuele Naboni (Italy) – Associate Professor at the University of Parma (Italy) and lecturer at KADK (Denmark). https://www.schoolofsustainability.it/single-modules/environmental-design-2/

Prof. Evyatar Erell (Israel) – Full Professor at the Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev. https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/MID/Erell/Pages/default.aspx

Prof. Dafna Gewirtzman-Fisher (Israel) – Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT. https://dafnafishergewirtzman.net.technion.ac.il/

Dr. Boaz Kedar (Israel) – Head of Sustainability and energy planning, city architect office, Tel Aviv Municipality. This is one of many important climate and energy-related actions Boaz and his team lead at TLV https://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/en/Documents/Climate%20Adaptation%20Action%20Plan.pdf

Prof. Jonathan Natanian – Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion IIT. https://jonathann.net.technion.ac.il/. *conference organizer