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.
SERVICES & PROJECTS
Designing buildings with high climatic performance to adapt to climate change
Parisa Kloss is a trained architect and urban designer and planner with 18 years of experience in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Resilient Urban Planning and Development (RUPD) GbR in 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Parisa is an expert in urban climate change planning; urban heat island effects; climate adaptive/intelligent cities; mitigation and adaptation strategies; and sustainable and resilient urban planning.
She was a post-doctoral fellow at Freie Universität Berlin, Institute für Meteorologie. She holds a PhD in urban climate with focus on ''urban heat island'' from The National University of Malaysia (UKM) and studied her Master and Bachelor in architecture in Iran.
Parisa also teaches simultaneously in Germany and abroad universities as an external lecturer and successfully organized plenty of workshops, training courses and Urban Thinker Campuses of the World Urban Campaign, an initiative of UN-Habitat, to transfer know-how and build the capacity and strengthen the skills of the various stakeholders to take climate action.
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Parisa Kloss & Thiemo Kloss (Managing directors)
Resilient Urban Planning + Development GbR
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Tel: +49 176 739 391 06
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DEVELOPING A ''MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CLIMATE MODEL'' FOR DÜSSELDORF TO MOVE TOWARDS A CLIMATE-ADAPTIVE AND RESILIENT CITY
RUPD started replicating its initiative, developing a multi-dimensional climate model for Düsseldorf to monitor urban climate & improve the climatic performance of buildings and urban area by developing different scenarios
WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING AND ASSEMBLY OF PARTNERS
World Urban Campaign partners and steering committee gathered together at World Urban Forum 11 to discuss their plans for the next 2 years as well as meeting Mr. Neil Khor, Chief of Staff, Office of the Executive Director of UN-Habitat
''ELEVATED NEIGHBOURHOOD'': A MIXED-USED COMPLEX WITH HIGH CLIMATIC PERFORMANCE
RUPD has designed a mixed-used complex with high climatic performance in an urban area in Dubai. It is able to mitigate the urban heat island (UHI) effect by mainly integrating nature-based solutions, high albedo materials and providing shadow through its specific shape and structure
THE THIRD GLOBAL CONFERENCE: STRENGTHENING SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE & THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Parisa Kloss was honoured to be one of the panellists in the ''Forging Partnerships for Synergetic Action'' session to discuss the ways to strengthen the existing partnership in the conference organized by United Nations and Ministry of the Environment in Tokyo