Symposium: Approaches for urban climate mitigation for activating public space

February 25/26th 2019

The AMOR Project (Activating Munich Outdoor Resilience) deals with the regeneration of urban intermediate spaces of different urban fabrics, with the main purpose of optimizing its social, functional, technological and energetic requirements.

Under this premise, the research aims at identifying intervention strategies that, in addition to satisfying the basic needs for fruitive, aesthetic and safety qualities, addresses the environmental compatibility for an outdoor comfort upgrade. For this purpose, the research group analyses different scales ranging from the global climate macroscale analysis, the mesoscale for the urban analysis and ultimately to the microscale for the local microclimate and pedestrian comfort analysis. The principal objective of the research is to evaluate and compare how the variation of environmental parameters can affect the use of urban spaces comparing different urban morphologies. In the light of the complex relation between climatic, social and urban conditions, the research program aims to enhance awareness on the urban requalification practices and proposes interventions that address microclimate mitigation, urban resilience, process and social innovations as an adaptive approach to compensate extreme heat waves and health risk conditions. 

The symposium presents methods, tools and applications to open up a discussion around the topic of urban climate mitigation from different practices and perspectives. It is organzied by the Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, and the Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design at the TUM Department of Architecture. 

TUM contributors are Prof. Thomas Auer and Daniele Santucci, Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, as well as former Department member Prof. Gerhard Hausladen and former STO visiting professor Michael Hensel (Now: TU Vienna), as well as Stephan Pauleit from the TUM Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management.

February 25/26th 2019

Facoltà di Architettura
Università degli Studi di Roma
La Sapienza Piazza Borghese, 9
00186 Roma