Webinar | Helping Build Cooler Cities: Introducing the Cool Suburbs Tool

EIANZ invites you to attend an upcoming webinar presentation by Mark Siebentritt from Edge Environment and Judith Bruinsma from Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC on the newly developed Cool Suburbs Tool.

Learn how a newly developed Cool Suburbs Tool can help developers, planners and home owners make better decisions about how to create cool cities. This Tool covers multiple scales and will provide rating support from a landscape and precinct scale down to individual lots. Initially developed for Western Sydney as part of the award-winning WSROC Urban Heat Planning Toolkit, the structure of the Tool can easily be adapted for other cities in Australia and around the world.

“As the impacts of climate change increase, developers and planners around Australia are looking at how they create cool cities that are more resilient to extreme heat. The Cool Suburbs Tool is the first rating tool that fully integrates urban heat science in a way that can help build cooler cities,” said Mark Siebentritt, Director at Edge Environment.

Meet the Speakers:

Mark Siebentritt | Edge Environment

Mark is the Director of Commercial and Expansion at Edge Environment, a leading sustainability consultancy servicing the Asia-Pacific region.

He has a particular interest in projects that bring together technical, planning and engagement work to address complex sustainability challenges like tackling climate change and creating cool cities. Mark’s specialties are in climate change risk assessment and planning, liveable cities, strategic planning and stakeholder engagement with experience across a broad range of sectors, including state and local government, agriculture, health and energy.

Judith Bruinsma | Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd (WSROC)

As a Western Sydney resident, Judith is a passionate advocate for making the region a better place to live and work. Judith has been working on sustainability and resilience projects in Western Sydney for over ten years. The issue of addressing heat is of particular interest to her due to the complexity and multifaceted nature of the issue.

The WSROC represents five local councils in the Greater Western Sydney region. WSROC brings a collective voice to those issues which are crucial for Greater Western Sydney's growing population.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

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Event details

When: 27 October 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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