CAPACITY BUILDING

CAPACITY BUILDING

 

OUR MAIN FOCUS LAYS ON

 

Organizing workshops, seminars and training courses in cooperation with related governmental organizations such as municipalities, ministry of housing and urban development, universities and institutes for buildings capacity

KUALA LUMPUR URBAN THINKER CAMPUS 2019

''COMBATING THE URBAN CLIMATE CHANGE IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW URBAN AGENDA''

RUPD with its Malaysian partners like ''Institute of Climate Change at the National University of Malaysia (UKM)'', ''Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)'', ''Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT)'', URBANICE Malaysia as well as GIZ Thailand and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) organized an Urban Thinker Campus in Kuala Lumpur (KL) as one of the most important hubs and emerging cities in the South-East Asia.


The Urban Thinkers Campus is an initiative of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, conceived as an open space for critical exchange between all stakeholders and partners aims to promote sustainable urbanization. It is also envisaged as a platform to advocate for enlightened planning and design, community engagement, good urban governance and management of our cities as advocated in ''The City We Need'' and propose urban solutions in addressing urbanization challenges to urban futures.


The KL Urban Thinker Campus held, from 7th to 9th Dec. 2019 with the aim of achieving an ''Implementable Urban Climate Change Action Plan'' to combat Urban Heat Island (UHI) Phenomenon with the objectives of: 1. Raising awareness; 2. Involving different stakeholders; 3. Sharing and getting implementation-oriented knowledge; 4. Gathering the organizations commitments; 5. Localizing the SDGs related to urban climate change; 6. Prioritizing the issues and identifying the stakeholders related to each issue; 7. Achieving a manifesto, which leads us towards implementing the ''Urban Climate Change Action Plan'' on the lines of NUA. 


Click here for further information about KLUTC2019.



PARTNERS

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KLUTC2019 has been organized by cooperation between RUPD, UKM, DBKL, KPKT, Urbanice Malaysia, GIZ Thailand, IGES in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (07-09 December 2019)

RUPD'S INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUMS

''URBAN CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE: WITH FOCUS ON URBAN HEAT ISLAND PHENOMENON''

RUPD with its Iranian partners in Tehran and Qazvin cities like ''Ministry of Roads and Urban Development'' and ''Qazvin Province Road and Urbanism Office'' organized two international symposiums to share and collect new ideas and concepts to integrate relevant and appropriate ideas for urban climate change mitigation and adaptation. 


The main aim of the symposiums were to introduce new approaches of resilient urban climate change planning and design and mitigation strategies. In addition, round tables and discussions organized to achieve the significant and unique ideas of solving the problems and share it with different countries.


The objectives of the workshop include:

  • Reviewing and sharing knowledge about the current state of understanding about urban climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  • Identifying key and relevant issues of urban response to climate change;
  • Identifying critical research questions and employ innovative methodologies;
  • Engaging in multi/interdisciplinary problem-solving;
  • Developing draft manuscripts on the identified issues; and
  • Promoting future collaboration of research on urban climate change planning.




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2nd Symposium of RUPD in cooperation with ''Qazvin Province Road and Urbanism Office'' in Qazvin, Iran (04 September 2014)

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1st Symposium of RUPD in cooperation with ''Ministry of Roads and Urban Development'' in Tehran, Iran (03 September 2014)

TRAINING COURSE

''SYMPOSIUM ON SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING''

RUPD has been invited to contribute to the symposium on ''Sustainability and Resilience in Architecture and Urban Planning''. RUPD's training course focused on the issue from urban planning perspective titled ''From Stability to Dynamic: Urban Resilience and Sustainability''.


The purpose of this symposium was to make practical use of the potential of design disciplines in the face of technology, modern science and interdisciplinary communication and other specialized sciences in the new millennium. 


Setting up this collection of meetings for the idea maker and its organizer (Designer Magazine) is therefore valuable and important because it puts the creation of a correct and logical knowledge as well as the analysis of the current design market on its agenda and makes every effort to transfer it. 

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Speech by Parisa Kloss at ''Symposium on Sustainability and Resilience'' organized by Designer Magazine in Tehran, Iran (01 October 2014)

SERIES OF TRAINING COURSES

''THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECTS AND MITIGATION STRATEGIES''

RUPD has been invited to contribute to the training courses of the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) since 2016. The theme of the courses is ''Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming''. SLE is an organization of the Albrecht Daniel Thaer Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt-Universität Berlin.


Experts in international cooperation from around the world participate in these courses. RUPD contributes with the Urban Heat Island theme and share its knowledge and experience with the participants.


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Parisa Kloss joined SLE at Humboldt University Berlin as external lecturer for series of lectures “The Urban Heat Island Effects and Mitigation Strategies“ in Berlin, Germany (06 October 2016- Now)

INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE

''CLIMATE ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING COUNTERING URBAN CLIMATE CHANGE''

RUPD has been invited to organize an intensive training course at Tehran University, Architecture and Urban Planning Department in May 2016. The course theme was ''Climate Adaptive Architecture and Urban Planning Countering Urban Climate Change''. Students and professionals from different organizations especially Tehran Municipality have been participated. 


The objectives of the workshop include:

  • Reviewing and sharing knowledge about the current state of understanding about urban climate, climate change in cities, mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  • Comparing mitigation and adaption strategies to climate change across different countries and regions;
  • Identifying key and relevant issues of urban response to climate change;
  • Identifying critical research questions and employ innovative methodologies; and
  • Engaging in multi/interdisciplinary problem-solving.
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RUPD's intensive course on “Climate Adaptive Architecture and Urban Planning countering Urban Climate Change“ at Tehran University, Iran (11-12 May 2016)

SERIES OF TRAINING COURSES

''CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE''

Parisa Kloss has been invited to teach a course titled ''Cities and Climate Change''' in different universities and organizations like Urban Management Department, Technical Universität Berlin, Art University, Architecture and Urban Planning Department, and Tehran Urban Research and Planning Centre at Tehran Municipality. The aim of the course was to discuss the urban challenges regarding to climate change with focus on urban heat island phenomenon.  


The objectives of the workshop include:

  • Reviewing and sharing knowledge about the current state of understanding about urban climate, climate change in cities, mitigation and adaptation strategies;
  • Comparing mitigation and adaption strategies to climate change across different countries and regions;
  • Identifying key and relevant issues of urban response to climate change;
  • Identifying critical research questions and employ innovative methodologies; and
  • Engaging in multi/interdisciplinary problem-solving.

RUPD's training course on “Cities and Urban Climate Change“ at Art University, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design in Tehran, Iran (22 May 2016)

RUPD's training course on “Cities and Urban Climate Change“ in Tehran Urban Research & Planning Centre at Tehran Municipality, Iran (02 May 2016)

Lecture by Parisa Kloss on ''Cities and Climate Change'' for Master students at Technical Universität Berlin, Urban Management Department in Berlin, Germany (9 December 2013)

SUMMER SCHOOL ON ''CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND URBAN RESILIENCE''

''MEANING OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND FOR PLANNING''

RUPD has been invited to hold one of the lectures of the summer school organized by Bauhaus Universität Weimer in August 2014. The RUPD's contribution was on discussing the integration of urban heat island into the urban planning process.

 

The summer school discussed how far different man-made and natural factors are influential on our built environment and in how far research tools and instruments can respond to develop a deeper understanding in creating more resilient cities. The course systematically approached an understanding of urban resilience that both connect man-made as well as natural conditions in the urban context, including scales from the urban to the building level. 

  • Setting parameters for urban resilience 
  • The complexity of integrated urban development concepts and the realities 
  • Analytical approaches to urban heat islands 
  • Societal ideals and the impact of urban green for the urban environment
  • Drawing out a comparative study between informal and formal settlements
  • Learning how affected areas can be connected to user-oriented systems
  • Consequences from the case studies for integrative planning schemes 

 

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Lecture by Parisa Kloss on ''Meaning of Urban Heat Island for Planning'' for ''Cultural Landscape and Urban Resilience'' Summer School at Bauhaus Universität Weimer, Germany (19 August 2014)