Hot but Habitable

9 - 13 March 2020

Venue: Lorentz Center@Snellius

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Hot, but Habitable

Humanity is rapidly being hurled into a warming future climate. We face certain exposure to more extreme heat events and warmer climatic conditions over the coming decades. Higher temperatures represent significant risks to how we live, how we get sick, and how we may die. Populations on all inhabited continents are vulnerable to heat exposure, labor productivity is in decline due to rising temperatures, and urban centers and the urban poor are at particularly high risk of extreme heat. We are not prepared for these present realities, nor are we innovating quickly enough to meet growing future challenges with sustainable solutions. But a new global network of is rallying to create new solutions to this problem.

The workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary team of practitioners and researchers who work to manage the risk of extreme heat as well as technologists, designers, and data scientists to identify transdisciplinary digital systems-based solutions to minimize the impact of heat waves on the habitability of our cities, the enjoyment of the outdoors, and the health of our people.

 

Teams will define and explore two grand challenges:

First, How to improve global heat risk and impact monitoring.

Secondly, how to better track, predict, plan, and respond to cascading and simultaneous heat triggered risks, such as extreme heat coupled with power failures, water insecurity, fires, air quality.

Outcomes will be refined by participants on day 1, but the workshop will allow participants to better understand the multiple dimensions of the grand challenges in an open-exploration way; outline future directions and frontiers; challenge assumptions and technical requirements; as well as identify concrete proposals for research-action. By taking a deep dive into solution-finding, teams will explore creative solutions to better utilize digital platforms and e-science to enhance information quality, interpretation, and flow to the last mile for informed communities and decision-making.

 

In addition to daily facilitated workshops, during the week participants will be able to retreat into innovation, through long-lunch sessions that allow for further idea-generating, group dinners and city events, such as activities and public lecture planned in collaboration with the Borhaave Museum of science and medicine.     

 

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    Monday 9 March 2020

    preliminary program

    09:3010:00 

    Arrival, registration

    10:0010:30 

    Welcome and introduction from the Lorentz Center

    10:3011:00 

    Transfer in Agenda

    11:1511:20 

    Agenda (week and day) Museum instructions

    11:2012:00 

    Hopes & Fears related to "heat waves"

    12:0513:30 

    Lunch@ Restaurant Snellius

    13:3014:30 

    Framing ‘Hot but Habitable’
    Innovating to Adapt to Heat Waves of the Future

    14:3015:00 

    Transport to the Museum 

    15:0016:00 

    Museum

    16:0016:30 

    Tansport from Museum to Lorentz Center

    16:3017:30 

    Museum debrief/ harvest

    closing

    17:3019:30 

    Wine and cheese party @ Lorentz Center common room

    * you need to go via the emergency exit as the main entrance will close at 19.00

    Tuesday 10 March 2020

    09:3010:15 

    Morning circle

    10:0011:00 

    Opening Open Space 

    11:0012:00 

    Session 1

    12:0013:30 

    Lunch @ Restaurant Snellius

    13:3015:00 

    Session 2

    15:0016:30 

    Session 3

    16:3018:30 

    Evening news

    18:3020:30 

    Dinner @ Lorentz Center + Movie about climate

    Wednesday 11 March 2020

    09:3010:00 

    Morning news

    10:0011:30 

    Session 4

    11:3012:30 

    Session 5

    12:3014:00 

    Lunch @ Common Room Lorentz Center

    14:0015:30 

    Session 6

    15:3017:00 

    Reviewing reports and doing convergence of what is most important

    17:0017:30 

    Evening news

    17:3018:00 

    Taxi to boat (verboden toegang)

    18:0019:00 

    Boat tour through Leiden - you will be picked up at verboden toegang.

    19:0021:30 

    Diner at Verboden Toegang

    Thursday 12 March 2020

    09:3010:00 

    Morning news

    10:0010:30 

    Reviewing reports and doing convergence with statements of important issues/policies, etc. 

    10:3012:15 

    Start work time / action planning

    12:0013:30 

    Lunch @ Common room Lorentz Center

    13:3016:30 

    Work time / action planning

    16:3017:00 

    Closing the day

    17:0017:30 

    Transport to Rijksmuseum Boerhaave

    17:4018:00 

    Coffee/tea

    18:0019:00 

    Start public lecture + welcome by manager/curator museum

    19:0020:00 

    Drinks

    20:0022:00 

    Dinner on your own

    Friday 13 March 2020

    09:3010:00 

    Morning news

    10:0011:00 

    Final meetings and present actions

    11:0012:00 

    Creating final statements to bring out/back

    12:0012:30 

    Closing the workshop

    12:3014:00 

    Lunch @ Common room Lorentz Center

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    Hunter Jones, NOAA  

    H.A.M. Daanen, VU Amsterdam  

    Joy Shumake-Guillemot, World Meteorological Organization  

    Peter van den Hazel, Public Helath Services Gelderland & Overijssel  


Maria Krebbers

+31 71 572 5578

krebbers@lorentzcenter.nl

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