Forthcoming Events:

30 March – 1April 2015 Dr Conrad H Philipp at the Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) (Lausanne, Switzerland).

6-7 July 2015 PhD Candidate Ehsan Sharifi and Dr Conrad H Philipp at the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference, Melbourne.

21-24 July 2015 PhD Candidate Jonathan Fox and Dr Conrad H Philipp at the ICUC9 conference: International Association for Urban Climate (Toulouse, France).

 

Significant Events to date:

25 June 2015 Contribution to City of Melbourne/202020 Vision’s development of the White Label Urban Forest strategy; Invitation to present at the associated Urban Forest Master Class by Judy Bush (UoM).

25 June 2015 Presentation to the City of Melbourne/202020 Vision Urban Forest Masterclass 25 June 2015; Contributed to development of report “How to Grow an Urban Forest” by Judy Bush (UoM).

3 June 2015 Urban greenery policies and policy mechanisms: Expert panel member (urban greenery and urban heat island) on the City of Moreland/Moreland Energy Foundation Community and Partners event by Judy Bush (UoM).

1 June 2015 Application of transition theories in strategic and business planning: a case study of Moreland Energy Foundation: Co-presentation, with Paul Murfitt, CEO, Moreland Energy Foundation, to the Australian Sustainability Transitions Researchers Alliance (ASTRA) event 1 June 2015 by Judy Bush (UoM).

June 2015
- Application of transition theories in strategic and business planning: a case study of Moreland Energy Foundation: Data collection complete; data analysis and writing underway by Judy Bush (UoM)
- Development of policy analysis framework (May – June 2015), Ethics application being drafted (June 2015), in preparation for data   collection (semi-structured interviews) with policy makers in Melbourne (from September 2015) and in London (September 2015) by Judy Bush (UoM)
- Meteorological instruments and mobile platform assembled. Pilot study data collection, data management and data analysis underway by Jonathan Fox (UNSW)
- Requested GIS datasets from CRC partner Councils (via Conrad Philipp and Paul Osmond). Awaiting response by Jonathan Fox (UNSW)
- Drafting PhD thesis Chapters 2,3 (Chapters 1, 4 has been drafted before) by Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA)
- Self-training in ENVI-Met 4 by Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA)
- The data analysis of the online survey about heatwave perception, adaptation to and retrofitting against heatwaves is in progress. Time series of daily morbidity, electricity and water demand between 2007 and 2014 in Adelaide metropolitan region were obtained and explored. In Sydney, morbidity dataset was analysed, water dataset and electricity dataset were obtained and analysis is in progress by Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA)
- PhD research work has been extended to evaluate the building performance during heatwaves in residential building design. The research is funded by the Australian Building Codes Board (funded period July 2015-June 2016, scholarship value: $5000) by Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA)

28 May 2015 Press release: ‘A super cool roof solution to being hot in the city’ (28 May 2015) from UTS Newsroom.

29 May 2015 Manuscript about the relationship between EHF and morbidity is under review at Ecohealth, Springer (submission date: 29/05/2015). Conference paper about heatwave-resilient retrofitting based on the survey analysis results has been submitted to the 49th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (2-4 December, Melbourne) after the abstract was accepted by Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA).

26 May 2015 Journal Article: 2015 Angus R. Gentle and Geoff B. Smith. ‘A Subambient Open Roof Surface under the Mid-Summer Sun’ in Advanced Science.  Article first published online: 26 MAY 2015. DOI: 10.1002/advs.201500119. Online ISSN: 2198-3844

12 May 2015 Research paper has been accepted for publication in Journal of Environmental Planning and Management (Taylor & Francis) with revisions Participate in the workshop of ’Resilient East’- a collaboration between Eastern Adelaide suburbs and the CBD to prepare for climate change by Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA).

8 May 2015 Participate in the workshop of ’Resilient East’- a collaboration between Eastern Adelaide suburbs and the CBD to prepare for climate change by Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA).

28 April 2015 Attended and presented at UNSW CRC student workshop 28 April 2015 by Jonathan Fox (UNSW).

12 April 2015 Invited to attend and present research to High Performance Architecture guest panel at UNSW during by Jonathan Fox (UNSW).

9-17 April 2015 Dr Conrad H Philipp at the Future Cities Lab of the ETH Zurich / National University Singapore: Transition Workshop – Simulation Platform 2010 – 2015+.

10 April 2015 Abstract accepted for paper presentation at the 9th ICUC Conference, Toulouse, 24 July 2015 (conference attendance subject to available funding) by Jonathan Fox (UNSW).

26 March 2015 Attending ‘Better Judgment Workshop’ (26 Mar 2015, Adelaide University Club Union House,  UniADL) by Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA).

16 March 2015 Confirmation seminar presentation to the Green Infrastructure Research Group
March paper by PhD candidate Ms. Judy Bush (University of Melbourne) (co-authored with Andréanne Doyon) accepted for the International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference in 10-12 July 2015, Geelong.

11 March 2015 Confirmation seminar presentation to the School of Infrastructure Engineering of PhD candidate Ms. Judy Bush (University of Melbourne).

March 2015
- Pilot study set-up at UNSW campus by PhD candidate Mr. Jonathan Fox (UNSW).
- Extended abstract preparation for ICUC9 conference by PhD candidate Mr. Jonathan Fox (UNSW).
writing Chapter 3: Feasibility Study of the thesis by PhD candidate Mr. Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA).
- UniSA’s relevant workshops related to research writing, presentation and publication have been attended by Ms. Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA).
- Field trips every three months are undertaken for temperature data collection with the Flinders University Adelaide by Ms. Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA).

February 2015 writing Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Literature Review and Chapter by PhD candidate Mr. Ehsan Sharifi (UniSA).

February 2015 Data collection commenced of PhD candidate Ms. Judy Bush (University of Melbourne)
- Phase 2: research to practice case study: semi-structured interviews.
- Phase 3: policies for urban greenery: initial interviews with policy makers and collection of policy documents.

9-11 February 2015 Conrad H. Philipp at the CRCWSC symposium Future of the Cities (UNSW, Sydney).

4 February 2015 successful research panel of PhD candidate Ms Judy Bush (University of Melbourne).

9 January 2015 confirmation seminar of PhD candidate Ms Judy Bush (University of Melbourne).

11 December 2014 Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA): Abstract submission for ICUC9 conference, 20-24 July 2015, Toulouse (France).

30 November – 10 December 2014 Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) for a seed funing field campaign in South Korea (Seoul, Gwangju and Busan).

3 December 2014 Judy Bush (UoM) Participation in the 202020 Vision Industry-research workshop on urban greenery: Knowledge and Skills, Policy and Planning.

15-29 November 2014  Prof John Boland, Dr Conrad H Philipp and CRCLCL PhD candidate He He (all UniSA) for a seed funing field campaign in China (Shanghai, Xian and Harbin).

18 November 2014  Ehsan Sharifi – Participation in ‘Resilient East’ workshop, Campbelltown City Council, Adelaide.

10 November 2014 Jonathan Fox (UNSW): Abstract submission for ICUC9 conference, 20-24 July 2015, Toulouse (France).

13-15 October 2014 Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island, Venice, Italy
Participant: Jonathan Fox (UNSW): The effect of Facades on Outdoor Microclimate: A Review, Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA): Urban heat islands in South Australia: comparative investigation of Adelaide CBD and suburbs based on land surface temperature analysis with Landsat 7 ETM+ Data (2000-2014).

7-10 October 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress 2014, Sydney
Participant: Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA).

29 September – 2 October 2014
The Climate Adaptation 2014 conference
(NCCARF Conference 2014) , 30 September – 2 October 2014, Gold Coast. Participant: Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA): Retrofitting Australian precincts for heatwave resilience.

26 September 2014 3rd CRCLCL RP2005 workshop at the University of Melbourne.

25 September 2014 Pre-workshop-meeting at UoM of Dr Conrad H. Philipp with Lu Aye and John Boland.

23 September 2014 Pre-workshop-meeting at UNSW of Dr Conrad H. Philipp with Susan Thompson, Paul Osmond and Jonathan Fox.

12 September 2014 Interview at University of Melbourne for the 5th PhD position, nomination of David Fowler.

5 September 2014:

Publishing two peer-reviewed papers in 7th Healthy Cities Conference: Book of Proceedings 2014 by Ehsan Sharifi, Conrad Philipp and John Boland.

Sharifi, E, Boland, J & Lehmann, S 2014, ‘Thermal Resilience of Activity Patterns and Urban Greenery in Public Space: Three Case Studies in Adelaide, South Australia’, 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference: Book of Proceedings, Healthycities, pp. 162-181.

Sharifi, E, Philipp, C & Lehmann, S 2014, ‘Correlational Analysis of Urban Greenery and Urban Heat Island Effect in Central Sydney’,  7th Making Cities Liveable Conference: Book of Proceedings, Healthycities, pp. 182-200.

1 September 2014 Design of the “CRC RP 2005” booklet.

15-29 August 2014 Dr Conrad H. Philipp lecturer and coordinator of the Weimar Bauhaus University (Germany) summer school.

20 August 2014 Ehsan Sharifi: Presentation on research outcomes at Bauhaus University, Weimar (Germany) during the Summer School 2014.

16 August 2014 Withdrawal of PhD candidate Philippa Hildebrand (University of Melbourne) from the CRC RP2005 project.

8 August 2014 Robert Prince (NGIA) will replace Anthony Kachenko in the role of the Project Steering Committee member.

6 August 2014 Sharolyn Anderson (UniSA) agrees to present as an external researcher on the 3rd CRC RP 2005 workshop.

4 August 2014 Jamie Ross (BlueScope Steel Limited) will replace Robert Scott in the role of the Project Steering Committee member.

25 July 2014:

Update about the ongoing research process from the University of New South Wales’ research team to Lucy Sharman (CC Sydney), Brett Pollard (Hassell Ltd) and Robert Scott (BlueScope Steel Limited); meeting facilitated by the project coordinator Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA).

23 July 2014:

- Nomination of Dr Robert Crocker (UniSA) by Prof John Boland as the new key researcher from UniSA.

- Update on research process from the University of Melbourne’s research team to Lucy Sharman (CC Sydney),

- Brett Pollard (Hassell Ltd); meeting facilitated by the project coordinator Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA).

9-11 July 2014:

Oral Presentation of PhD Candidate Ehsan Sharifi and poster presentation of Dr Conrad H. Philipp and PhD Candidate Ehsan Sharifi during the ‘7th Liveable Cities Conference 2014’ Salt, Kingscliff, NSW.

Title of the paper: Green Urbanism and Urban Heat: Comparative Analysis of Urban Heat Islands and Green Infrastructures in Central Sydney at Heat Residence.

Title of the poster: Thermal Resilience of Activity Patterns and Urban Greenery in Public Space: Three Case Studies in Adelaide, South Australia at Heat Residence.

1 July 2014:

Dr Ole Fryd (University of Melbourne) replaced Dr Dominique Hes (University of Melbourne) as a member of the project management team. Dr Hes will maintain co-supervisor role for Philippa Hildebrand and Judy Bush.

1 July 2014:

Meeting initiated at the request of the 3 industry partners Hassell, BlueScope and the CC Sydney to understand how the outcomes of the PhD students would meet the needs of industry. Prof John Boland (UniSA) and Post-doc Fellow Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) met at the CC Sydney to inform the CRC RP2005 partners – Lucy Sharman (CC Sydney), Brett Pollard (Hassell Ltd) and Robert Scott (BlueScope Steel Limited) – about the ongoing research process of the 5 PhD candidates.

1 July 2014 Prof John Boland (UniSA) replaced Prof Steffen Lehmann (UniSA) in the role of the Project Leader.

1 July 2014 PhD confirmation review for Jonathan Fox (University of New South Wales, Sydney).

22 May 2014 Post-doc Fellow Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) at UNSW to:

- get an update on the research progress of PhD candidate Jonathan Fox.

- give an update on the working progress of the other four PhD candidates to researchers at UNSW.

16 May 2014 As project coordinator, Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) contacts industry partners and stakeholders to clarify their needs and the project’s scope and goals in relation to the research of the PhD candidates.

15 May 2014:

- Project coordinator, Dr Conrad H. Philipp, circulates final version of the Project status report and the MoM from the 2nd Workshop (21 Feb 2014, UNSW) to the Project Steering Committee (PSC).

- No comments or amendments by PSC: the project is well on track and there are no major issues.

14 May 2014:

Project coordinator Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) goes to University of Melbourne to:

- get an update on the research process of PhD candidates Judy Bush and Philippa Hildebrand.

- ensure a clear pathway about the expected project outcomes for the end-users is defined and followed.

- clarify the scope and goals for the industry partners in relation to the work of the PhD candidates.

- plan research activities between May and September, in anticipation of the 3rd Workshop at University of Melbourne (scheduled for 26 September 2014).

- give an update on the working processes of the other three other PhD candidates to researchers at University of Melbourne.

8 May 2014:

- Project coordinator, Dr Conrad H. Philipp, circulates draft version of the Project status report and the MoM from the 2nd Workshop (21 Feb 2014, UNSW) to the Project Steering Committee

- PSC makes no additions: the project is well on track and there were no major issues

May 2014 meeting with City of Melbourne Council’s – research needs and priorities for urban greenery (Judy Bush).

April 2014:

- Response of industry partners and stakeholders to project’s clarification in relation to the PhD candidates’ research compiled by project coordinator.

- Successful creation of the website and development of its online contents Chris Thornton (UniSA, Web designer) and Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA).

April 2014 presentation to University of Melbourne’s Green Infrastructure Research Group (GIRG) (Judy Bush).

18 March 2014  As project coordinator, Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA) contacts industry partners and stakeholders to clarify their needs and the project’s scope and goals in relation to the research of the PhD candidates.

13 March 2014 successful research panel of PhD candidate Ms Gertrud Hatvani-Kovacs (UniSA).

March meeting with AURIN (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network) staff re data availability and access (Judy Bush and Philippa Hildebrand).

March meeting with City of Melbourne – re provision of municipal data for CRC research (Judy Bush and Philippa Hildebrand).

February/March 2014 Necessary instruments and equipment decided on by project coordinator Dr Conrad H. Philipp and bought with funds from the RP2005 budget: 3 thermometer infrared pointer, thermal camera FLIR 7, 1 GPS.

21 February 2014 RP2005 Workshop 2, UNSW, Sydney

- All 5 PhD candidates and the post-doctoral Research Fellow presented an update on their research projects.

- The second Workshop and PSC meeting developed further cooperation, allowed discussions about milestones and exploring end-users’ needs with all stakeholders.

- Comments by all participants were noted and will inform the project.

- PhD candidates are conducting a review of the international literature on research in urban micro climates

- the Post-doc Fellow Dr Conrad H. Philipp started the pilot calculations to discover any problems related to the applied metrics, methods and selected case study locations.

- links between the 5 PhD candidates’ work are being explored

- Research is progressing in line with the proposed schedule.

10 February 2014 arrival of the project coordinator & post-doc fellow, Dr Conrad H. Philipp, at UniSA.

February 2014 creation of the project branding.

7 January 2014 successful research panel of PhD candidate Ms Phillippa Hildebrand (Uni Melbourne).

29 October 2013:

- Circulation of the final version of the project status report and the MoM from the 1st Workshop (11 Oct 2013, UniSA) to the Project Steering Committee (PSC).

- No comments from the PSC: the project is well on track.

22 October 2013:

- Circulation of the draft version of the project status report and the MoM from the 1st Workshop (11 Oct 2013, UniSA) by Dr Conrad H. Philipp to the Project Steering Committee (PSC).

- No additions made by the PSC: indicates the project is well on track.

11 October 2013:

RP2005 Workshop 1 UniSA, Adelaide

- Successful kick-off meeting at UniSA.

- 5 PhD candidates and Post-doctoral Research Fellow/Project Coordinator identified.

- Paper about remote sensing thermal investigations of Australian cities presented by Dr Conrad H. Philipp (UniSA).