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Utzon Lecture Series: Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

6 March 2019
6.30pm – 10.00pm AEDT
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
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Please join us for the 12th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design, followed by the Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD24) Program Exhibition Opening on Wednesday 6 March 2019.

Scientia Professor Mattheos Santamouris, the Anita Lawrence Chair in High Performance Architecture at UNSW Built Environment, will present on "Cooling Our Cities - advances in science and design for the mitigation of urban heat". 

In celebration of his appointment to the eminent role of UNSW Scientia Professor, internationally acclaimed academic Professor Mattheos Santamouris will present a provocative and timely analysis of advances in science and design for the mitigation of urban heat, a vital challenge for 21st century city-making in the face of rapid urbanisation worldwide. Professor Santamouris will present his recent research into urban warming in Western Sydney, the urban heat impact of the Western Sydney Airport as well urban heat mitigation studies of Darwin, Adelaide and other cities across the globe.

Following the lecture, you are invited to:

MUDD24 Exhibition Opening: Urban Networks | Urban Gateways Sydney | Boston | Fukuoka

In our twenty-fourth year, the MUDD Program explored critical urban development and design issues in Sydney, Boston and Fukuoka on the theme of urban networks and urban gateways – the urban climate impact of ‘gateway city’ growth around Western Sydney Airport; the challenge of transit oriented densification around stations of Sydney’s Southwest Metro; the network city potential of Harvard University’s 110 ha brownfields site across the Charles River from Cambridge, linking Harvard, MIT and Boston University; reconstruction of the Hakata waterfront in Fukuoka to cope with booming trade, tourism, conventions and exhibitions of this gateway city to Japan from China, South Korea and the world.

Our projects reflect the distinctive approach of the UNSW MUDD Program to contemporary urbanism, integrating spatial political economy, the manifestation in urban form of global patterns of capital formation, investment and disinvestment; urban design principles and paradigms, normative models of ‘good city form’ grounded in aesthetic, social and environmental concerns; and urban design as public policy, the intersection of public policy, design principles, the deal-making of the property sector and defence of the public realm.