August 10, 2020

How to add climate resilient features to city centres

A free, public talk on how major urban centres are key contributors to global climate change and how to change this

Hear how supporting a flexible “development points system” can incorporate climate resilient features while balancing mitigation and adaptation measures, with continued economic development.

Part of a five-part webinar series featuring Geography And Planning Students’ Society (GAPSS) and other students from the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Alberta

Monday, August 10

It’s free.

*all registered attendees will receive the Zoom URL in an email the day before the event


Aiyu Huang
Aiyu is a recent graduate from the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Alberta. She’s seen how Edmonton’s climate changed little by little in the past few years, getting more and more like Vancouver but also less predictable. She feels compelled to research climate change and contribute to building climate resilience in Edmonton from an urban planning perspective.

Coralie Volker
Coralie is a recent planning graduate from the University of Alberta. She’s passionate about cities and learning how they operate. Outside of university, she’s an avid cyclist, rock climber and an all-around jokester.

Jonathan Heemskerk
Jonathan is thrilled to be a recent graduate from a specialization degree in Urban Planning from the University of Alberta. As a young planner he’s fascinated by a variety of components that make a city function, but draw a particular interest in incorporating climate resilient measures within the built form, transportation.

Emily Rypstra
Emily is currently heading into her last year of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Alberta. She’s particularly interested in ways to create walkable communities and how urban design principles can be implemented at a fine-grained scale.

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