Conference Papers and Presentation:

Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, 13 -15 October 2014.

The Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, IC2UHI, will be devoted to the science, engineering and public policies to help relieve the excess heat and air pollution in urban environments. It has long been recognized that the excessive heat and smog in many cities, the “Urban Heat Island” (UHI), is partly due to the choices of building materials, vegetation and urban design. Scientists, engineers, builders, architects, and government officials concerned with improving the urban environment are urged to participate in the 3rd IC2UHI.

Fox, J.: ‘The Effect of Facades on Outdoor Microclimate: A Review’, Conference paper for the 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, (IC2UHI) in Venice, Italy, 13-15 October 2014. Download Abstract >>


7th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Montra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW, 9-11 July 2014.

The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities.

Sharifi, E , J. Boland and S. Lehmann.: ‘Thermal Resilience of Activity Patterns and Urban Greenery in Public Space: Three Case Studies inAdelaide, South Australia’, 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference Montra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW, 9-11 July 2014, p.162-173. Download Abstract >>

Sharifi, E, C. Philipp and S. Lehmann.: ‘Correlational Analysis of Urban Greenery and Urban Heat Island Effect in Central Sydney’, 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference Montra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW, 9-11 July 2014, Conference paper p.183-195. Download Abstract >>


NCCARF Conference: Future Challenges. 1-3 October 2014, Gold Coast, Australia.

Hatvani-Kovacs, G.: ‘Retrofitting Australian precincts for heatwave resilience’, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Conference, 1-3 October 2014, Gold Coast, Australia. Download Abstract >>


The 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress, Sydney on 07-10 October

The World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN) has an international membership of 17 countries, holding bi-annual Congresses to promote urban greening, green roofs & living facades as one solution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, improving building energy efficiency and reconnecting urban populations with nature.
Green Roofs Australasia (GRA) will host the Congress at the Australian Technology Park in the heart of beautiful Sydney. The Congress will present the latest global research; best practice projects; Green Infrastructure Technology Expo; USA training workshops by accredited lecturers; Sydney eco-tours and post congress travel packages in Australia and New Zealand.
Green Infrastructure incorporating vegetation technologies is a rapidly expanding industry and GRA will present global leaders to share experience, research data, technology developments; future direction, policy incentives and education during the four day congress.

Participation: Dr Conrad H Phillip, Ehsan Sharifi.