Lunch Lecture: Riccardo M. Pulselli - Indaco2
10 April 2019 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Fac 3ME; hall D - By: Eveline Zeegers | Add to my calendar
Title: "City neighbourhood decarbonisation from theory to practice"
City neighbourhood decarbonisation from theory to practice
By Riccardo M. Pulselli; Project manager @ Indaco2
10 April 2019
Sustainability takes its roots in “non equilibrium” thermodynamics and evolutionary physics. Particularly the concept of dissipative structures by Ilya Prigogine applies to cities and allows for raising awareness on the climate crisis.
Strategies for climate change mitigation in cities start from knowledge of real “dissipative” processes to identify challenges and opportunities. Carbon accounting is among monitoring tools to inform administrators, citizens and other stakeholders and address choices for climate action. In particular, a Carbon Accounting framework have been developed within the City-Zen project and demonstrated through roadshows in different European cities. The assessment of greenhouse gas emissions allowed to inform urban policies and design through clear communication and to estimate the effects, in terms of Carbon Footprint mitigation, of integrated measures for carbon neutrality.
Riccardo M. Pulselli, architect, PhD in environmental sciences, is founder and president of Indaco2 - Indicators, Assessments and CO2, a company focussed on environmental accounting applied to manufacturing and agricultural processes, buildings and building technologies, neighbourhoods and cities. He is author of City Out of Chaos. Urban Self-organization and Sustainability (WITpress 2009 – coauthored with Enzo Tiezzi), The Moving City (Laris 2011), The Rampant Garden (Edifir 2014 – coauthored with G Paolinelli and S Bastianoni). He has been visiting researcher at MIT (Boston, US), WUR (Wageningen, NL) and TU Delft (Delft, NL). He has conducted research, in collaboration with TU Delft, for assessing the effects, in terms of carbon footprint mitigation, of energy transition plans in European cities.
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