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RUPD PARTICIPATED IN COOL ABU DHABI COMPETITION CHALLENG TO MITIGATE THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECTS

RUPD's public space design proposal for an urban area in Abu Dhabi to mitigate the urban heat island (UHI) effect, provide thermal comfort and a pleasant environment for the people


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YEAR

12 May 2020


LOCATION

Abu Dhabi

URBAN THINKER CAMPUS EVENT AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10 ORGANIZED BY UN-HABITAT

Parisa Kloss had the honor to be among the panelist in ''Urban Thinker Campus Event'' at WUF10 organized by UN-Habitat





YEAR

12 February 2020


LOCATION

Abu Dhabi, UAE

RUPD PARTICIPATED AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10

RUPD participated at WUF10 organized by UN-Habitat







YEAR

07-14 February 2020


LOCATION

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)





YEAR

27 November 2019


LOCATION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

PROPOSAL APPROVED BY WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN FOR ORGANIZING KUALA LUMPUR URBAN THINKER CAMPUS

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


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YEAR

30 March 2019


LOCATION

Kenya, Nairobi

PROJECT MEETING AT KUALA LUMPUR CITY HALL

Project meeting with Kuala Lumpur Deputy of Mayor for starting cooperation among RUPD, Kuala Lumpur City Hall, The National University of Malaysia and Veritas Company  


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YEAR

21 February 2018


LOCATION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

''STAND-BY MIND HOTEL'' DESIGN ON THE PROCESS

RUPD is designing a hotel called ''Stand-by Mind''




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YEAR

12 March 2017


LOCATION

Senja, Norway

RUPD'S TRAINING COURSES AT HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN, SEMINAR FÜR LÄNDLICHE ENTWICKLUNG (SLE)

Parisa Kloss joined SLE at Humboldt University Berlin as external lecturer for series of lectures on “The Urban Heat Island Effects and Mitigation Strategies“


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YEAR

06 October 2016- Now


LOCATION

Berlin, Germany

RUPD CONTRIBUTED IN GERF PROJECT

GERMAN-EGYPTIAN JOINT PROJECT

RUPD contributed to German-Egyptian Research Fund (GERF) Project on “Improving Environmental Performance in Informal Areas and Reducing Urban Heat Island Phenomenon''


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YEAR

01 September - 01 December 2016


LOCATION

Cairo, Egypt

RUPD'S TRAINING COURSE FOR STUDENTS AT ART UNIVERSITY

RUPD's training course on “Cities and Climate Change“ at Art University, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design



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YEAR

22 May 2016


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

RUPD'S TRAINING COURSE FOR MUNICIPALITY OFFICIALS

RUPD's training course on “Cities and Climate Change“ in Tehran Urban Research & Planning Centre at Tehran Municipality



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YEAR

02 May 2016


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

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''


YEAR

14 December 2015


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

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


YEAR

20 August 2015


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

RUPD PARTICIPATED IN SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE

Speech by Parisa Kloss at ''Symposium on Sustainability and Resilience'' organized by Designer Magazine



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YEAR

01 October 2014


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

1ST SYMPOSIUM OF RUPD IN COOPERATION WITH MINISTRY OF ROADS AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN TEHRAN, IRAN

1st Symposium of RUPD on ''Urban Climate Change Resilience: with Focus on Urban Heat Island Phenomenon'' in cooperation with Ministry of Roads and Urban Development


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YEAR

03 September 2014


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

''BRUCKNER 20 VILLA'' DESIGN ON THE PROCESS

RUPD is designing a sustainable villa in Bornheim/Merten




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YEAR

09 August 2014


LOCATION

Bornheim, Germany

LECTURE AT TECHNICAL UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN, URBAN MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

Lecture by Parisa Kloss on ''Cities and Climate Change'' for Master students at Technical Universität Berlin, Urban Management Department


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YEAR

9 December 2013


LOCATION

Berlin, Germany

VIRTUAL MEETING WITH MALAYSIAN PARTNERS FOR ''KLIMATE'' PROJECT

Virtual meeting with Malaysian partners (UKM, Urbanice and KPKT) for ''KL Integrated and innovative sustainable Measures to mitigAte urban heaT island Effects (KLIMATE)'' project



YEAR

02 April 2020


LOCATION

Online

''LAB CITIES 4.5: ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE SMART CITY'' AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 10

Parisa Kloss had the honor to be among the panelist in ''Lab City 4.5: Accelerating Sustainable Smart City'' at WUF10 organized by Urbanice Malaysia




YEAR

11 February 2020


LOCATION

Abu Dhabi, UAE

KUALA LUMPUR URBAN THINKER CAMPUS 2019 (KLUTC2019) WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

RUPD had the honor 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


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YEAR

07-09 December 2019


LOCATION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

''HOVERING ON THE AIR'' DESIGN ON THE PROCESS

RUPD is designing a residential complex called ''Hovering on the Air''







YEAR

17 April 2019


LOCATION

Dubai, UAE

''VILLA ON THE ROCKS'' DESIGN ON THE PROCESS

RUPD is designing a Villa on the Rock




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YEAR

03 September 2018


LOCATION

Capri Island, Italy

RUPD PARTICIPATED AT WORLD URBAN FORUM 9

RUPD participated at WUF9 organized by UN-Habitat








YEAR

7-13 February 2018


LOCATION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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


YEAR

13 January 2017


LOCATION

Putrajaya, Malaysia

LECTURE AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY, ARCHITECTURAL DEPARTMENT

Lecture by Parisa Kloss on “Impacts of Urban Parameters on Micro-Climate Changes'' at Cairo University, Architectural Department




YEAR

04 September 2016


LOCATION

Cairo, Egypt

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


YEAR

15 August - 15 November 2016


LOCATION

Hamburg, Germany

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


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YEAR

11-12 May 2016


LOCATION

Tehran, Iran

RUPD PARTICIPATED IN IDEA COMPETITION FOR THE BERLIN MUSEUM OF THE 20TH CENTURY

RUPD participated in Ideas Competition for the Berlin Museum of the 20th Century and its urban integration



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YEAR

12 February 2016


LOCATION

Berlin, Germany

DEUTSCHE WELLE PUBLISHED AN INTERVIEW FROM RUPD'S CEO  

Deutsche Welle interviewed Parisa Kloss about ''Urban Resilience Against Earthquake in Tehran, Iran'' (in Persian)


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YEAR

03 September 2015


LOCATION

Bonn, Germany

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COUNTERMEASURES TO URBAN HEAT ISLAND

Speech by Parisa Kloss at ''3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island''






YEAR

13 October 2014


LOCATION

Venice, Italy

2ND SYMPOSIUM OF RUPD IN COOPERATION WITH

QAZVIN PROVINCE ROAD AND URBANISM OFFICE

2nd Symposium of RUPD on ''Urban Climate Change Resilience: with Focus on Urban Heat Island Phenomenon'' in cooperation with Qazvin Province Road and Urbanism Office 


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YEAR

04 September 2014


LOCATION

Qazvin, Iran

CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND URBAN RESILIENCE SUMMER SCHOOL, BAUHAUS UNVESITÄT WEIMER

Lecture by Parisa Kloss on ''Meaning of Urban Heat Island for Planning''



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YEAR

19 August 2014


LOCATION

Weimar, Germany

23RD SRA-E CONFERENCE ON ''RESILIENCE OF REGIONS IN THE FACE OF RISKS''

Speech by Parisa Kloss at 23rd SRA-E Conference 








YEAR

17 June 2014


LOCATION

Istanbul, Turkey

RESILIENT URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT (RUPD) GBR

RUPD established in Berlin



YEAR

15 August 2013


LOCATION

Berlin, Germany

ABOUT US

PROFILE

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.

OUR GOAL

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.

OUR IDEA

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.

OUR VISION

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.

OUR MISSION

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.

SERVICES

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Designing buildings with high climatic performance

URBAN PLANNING

Integrating climate change adaptation into urban planning and development processes

CAPACITY BUILDINGS

Building capacity on resilient urban planning and development

PEOPLE

DR. PARISA KLOSS

Executive Manager

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.

CONTACT US

 

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Resilient Urban Planning + Development GbR

Brucknerstr. 19

53332 Bornheim

Germany

 


VAT identification number: DE 290627464

Tel: +49 176 739 391 06

eMail: info(at)rupd.de

 


Represented by its Managing Directors:


Parisa Kloss & Thiemo Kloss

 



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