The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced an international symposium themed “Architecture the climate of the future” that will be held on 30 November 2015 on the opening day of the UN Climate Change Conference: COP 21 in Paris.
Kenneth Yeang, a well-known Malaysian architect, author and ecologist known for his innovative work in green design, is one of the key speakers involved in the conference.
The symposium will be broken up into two parts, with the first section focusing on the impact of buildings and planning on climate change and the role architects can play in energy transition. The panellists include architects Kjetil Traedal Thorsen, Manfred Hegger, Patrick Coulombel, Hanna Heringer, Carine Smuts and David Mangin and French climatologist Sylvie Joussaume.
The second part of the event will consist of a round-table discussion about resilient and sustainable architecture and urban planning. Architects Kenneth Yeang, Edward Mazria, Frederic Bonnet and Kjetil Thorsen will be involved in the debates.
The UIA has organized the event in collaboration with the Architects’ Council of Europe, the National Council of the Order of French Architects and the International Council of French Architects.
- Paris, France