LOCALIZING SDGS RELATED TO URBAN CLIMATE CHANGE IN KUALA LUMPUR
RUPD had the honour of collaborating with the National University of Malaysia on publishing a book. We used ''City WORKS Tool'' to localize SDGs related to urban climate change in KL. The tool has been developed by GIZ Bonn.
Virtual meeting with Malaysian partners (UKM, Urbanice and KPKT) for ''KL Integrated and innovative sustainable Measures to mitigAte urban heaT island Effects (KLIMATE)'' project
02 April 2020
''LAB CITIES 4.5: ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE SMART CITY'' AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10
Parisa Kloss had the honour to be among the panelist in ''Lab City 4.5: Accelerating Sustainable Smart City'' at WUF10 organized by Urbanice Malaysia
11 February 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE
KUALA LUMPUR URBAN THINKER CAMPUS 2019 (KLUTC2019) WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN
RUPD had the honour of being one of the main partners and organizer of KLUTC2019 titled ''Combating the Urban Climate Change in South East Asia: Towards Implementation of New Urban Agenda''. Cooperation between RUPD, UKM, DBKL, KPKT, Urbanice Malaysia, GIZ
KICK OFF MEETING AT MINISTRY OF URBAN WELLBEING, HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PUTRAJAYA, MALAYSIA
Kick off meeting for our project titled ''Optimization of Climatic Performance of Urban Areas in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia'' with Secretary General of Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government
13 January 2017
LECTURE AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY, ARCHITECTURAL DEPARTMENT
Lecture by Parisa Kloss on “Impacts of Urban Parameters on Micro-Climate Changes'' at Cairo University, Architectural Department
04 September 2016
RUPD'S PROJECT PROPOSAL AWARDED AT HAFEN UNIVERSITY HAMBURG
Project proposal titled ''Optimization of Climatic Performance of Urban Areas in Hamburg to decrease energy consumption and adapt to climate change'' awarded at Hafencity University for 3 months research project
15 August - 15 November 2016
RUPD'S INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSES FOR ACADEMIA AT TEHRAN UNIVERSITY
RUPD's intensive courses on “Climate Adaptive Architecture and Urban Planning countering Urban Climate Change“ at Tehran University
RUPD had the honour of being one of the main partners and organizer of India UTC 2020 titled ''Think innovAte aCT For Urban cLimate change (TACTFUL)''. Cooperation between RUPD, VNIT, Keio University, RIKA, Nagpur Municipality
URBAN THINKER CAMPUS EVENT AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10 ORGANIZED BY UN-HABITAT
Parisa Kloss had the honour to be among the panelist in ''Urban Thinker Campus Event'' at WUF10 organized by UN-Habitat
12 February 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE
RUPD PARTICIPATED AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10
RUPD participated at WUF10 organized by UN-Habitat
07-14 February 2020
Abu Dhabi, UAE
PARTNER MEETING FOR KLUTC2019 ORGANIZATION AT KUALA LUMPUR CITY HALL
Meeting partners for the last arrangements and organization of KLUTC2019 at Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)
27 November 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
PROPOSAL APPROVED BY WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN FOR ORGANIZING KUALA LUMPUR URBAN THINKER CAMPUS 2019
Kuala Lumpur Urban Thinker Campus proposal titled ''Combating the Urban Climate Change in South East Asia: Towards Implementation of New Urban Agenda'' has been approved by World Urban Campaign, UN-Habitat
RUPD WON FIRST PRIZE AT TEHRAN WORLD AWARD ORGANIZED BY TEHRAN MUNICIPALITY
First prize in Proposal Category titled "A Step Towards Urban Resilience: Development of Planning Principles and Architectural Design with Implementation Guidelines to Improve the Climatic Function of Buildings in Tehran City''
14 December 2015
RUPD'S PUBLICATION IN DESIGNER MAGAZINE
A paper titled ''From Stability to Dynamic: Urban Resilience and Sustainability'' (in Persian) written by Parisa Kloss published in Designer Magazine, No.11, Summer 2015
20 August 2015
RUPD PARTICIPATED IN SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE
Speech by Parisa Kloss at ''Symposium on Sustainability and Resilience'' organized by Designer Magazine
Resilient Urban Planning and Development (RUPD) GbR is a company based in Germany founded by Parisa Kloss in 2013 to provide architectural design, urban planning as well as training and capacity building services to local communities, governmental and private sectors, NGOs and academic entities in national and international levels.
The main goal of RUPD is to integrate climate change adaptation to extreme weather events into urban planning and design process. RUPD helps to upgrade urban planning strategies and buildings’ performance according to future climate scenarios. It strives to accomplish projects with the best conditions for a resilient and long-lasting development. In order to achieve the goal effectively, an interconnected approach to the unique and dynamic changes is applied.
The idea of RUPD is to respect local traditions and their identities as well as long-term partnership, strategic planning, communication, and commitment. According to these ideas, it tries to involve local and international partners equally to not only create answers to the complex and continuous changes of the urban environment, but also benefit each group with “Know-How” transfer. Working together with these partners enables us to create and elaborate innovative and practical solutions in a way that they can be replicated on a broader scale. We try to create an innovative method for effective communication and sustained engagement between local, national and global actors. We develop a common language for different actors and help thereby to improve the internal and external communication professionally. In our collaborations, we are committed to our partners and the communities affected by the problems on a long-term basis.
The vision of RUPD is to extend its planning and design strategies and become internationally recognized for a comprehensive and integrated approach to utilize its multidisciplinary qualifications to provide a resilient and sustainable urban environment.
The mission of RUPD is to create a friendly urban environment and understand the complex urban transformations as opportunities to shift towards a resilient and sustainable future via its services.
Designing buildings with high climatic performance
Parisa Kloss is a trained architect and urban designer and planner with more than 15 years experience in Middle East, Asia and Europe. She is Founder and CEO of Resilient Urban Planning and Development (RUPD) GbR in 2013 in Berlin, Germany. She also teaches simultaneously in Germany and abroad universities as an external lecturer.
Parisa was a post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, Institute für Meteorologie from 2011 until 2013 (DAAD scholarship). There, she focused on simulating urban heat island effects. Parisa holds a PhD in urban climate with focus on ''urban heat island'' from The National University of Malaysia (UKM). She studied her Master and Bachelor in architecture in Iran.
In Iran, she also worked in Tehran Ministry of Housing and Urban Development as a researcher for 5 years and has subsequently taught at various universities for 3 years and gained experience in architectural companies.
She has held many presentations and lectures in different conferences, seminars and workshops and published numerous papers.
Right now, she focuses on international interdisciplinary projects with her company.
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Resilient Urban Planning + Development GbR
VAT identification number: DE 290627464
Tel: +49 176 739 391 06
Represented by its Managing Directors:
Parisa Kloss & Thiemo Kloss
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