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Hot in the City: Climate and Health in Urban Environments

Seminar by Hamilton, Jennifer Mae

Sydneysiders have just sweltered through the hottest summer on record. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the mean summer temperature in the city was about three degrees above average.

As Sydney’s population expands in the next few decades, how can we protect and promote health in this changing climate? What are the options for managing the heat, and how will this influence the choices we make in the future?

PANELLISTS:
– Dr Tony Capon, Professor of Planetary Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Researcher of Climate Adaptation & Health Project Node, Charles Perkins Centre
– Dr Adrienne Keane, Director, Master of Urbanism, Urban Planning and Policy, Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
– Dr Ollie Jay, Thermoregulatory Physiologist and Director of Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences; Lead Researcher of Climate Adaptation & Health Project Node, Charles Perkins Centre
– Dr Jennifer Mae Hamilton, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gender and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Title of Journal / Edit Volume, incl. names of editors:

Author:
Hamilton, Jennifer Mae

Research Area:
Weather & Climate Change, General Environmental Humanities

Date:
6/04/2017

Tags:
Citizen Humanities

Country:
Australia

Financed:
Financed by Seed Box
The Seed Box Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Sydney