Extreme Heat: Hot Cities - Adapting to a Hotter World

Continuing Education Credits

Approved for 3.5 CE Hours per Session (Morning & Afternoon)
Approved for 7.0 HSW/LU Hours
Event Prices: 
Urban Green Council Member
AIA NY Member
ASLA Member
Nature Conservancy Member

The last decade was the hottest on record worldwide, and scientists predict that extreme heat events – already more deadly than all other weather-related events combined – will become more frequent. This symposium brings together a broad range of professionals in building and urban design, science, research, policy, innovation, mitigation, and adaptation to address this growing risk through planning, design, and construction.

Nearly 30 of the most informed professionals, design practitioners, and officials will draw on their experience to explain the current situation and present challenges and opportunities. They will bring research findings, case studies, and best practices from lab to design, manufacturing to installation, policy change to implementation, new construction to comprehensive urban retrofitting. Speakers will offer recommendations for the future, revisiting past category-defining heat waves and building practices and what has changed. Experts will also discuss potential impacts, from the effects on human health to the effects on the energy grid; revisiting ways to increase urban resiliency and how government regulations can help.


8:30 - 9:00 AM: Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 AM: Keynote - Where Things Stand, NYC
10:10 - 11:40 AM: Panel 1 - Building
11:45 - 1:15 PM: Panel 2 - Urban Landscapes
1:15 - 2:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 PM: Panel 3 - Heat & Health
3:30 - 5:00 PM: Panel 4 - Heat & Infrastructure
5:00 - 5:15 PM: Coffee Break
5:25 - 7:00 PM: Plenary Session, Closing Remarks & Lessons Learned


Visit AIA NY's event page for more information, a list of confirmed speakers, and to register.