Approx. 36% of all emissions are from the use of buildings, particularly residential. Design rather than technological innovation is an important way of mitigating the causes of climate change and reducing CO2 emissions.
The energy required over a building’s entire lifecycle adds a further 30% to its share of industrial emissions, to which we must add another 30% of transport-related emissions, one third of which is ascribable to the way cities are designed (not simply the fact that few of our cars are electric).
Architectural design and urban planning may be the biggest cause of the environmental crisis by far, but they are also an area in which we can achieve meaningful mitigation.
Chair Nicola Leonardi Co-founder & Managing Editor THE PLAN
Introduction - Architecture Prof. Alessandro Melis Curator of the Italian Pavilion
Introduction - Climate
Prof. Roberto Buizza Scuola Sant’Anna Pisa
Prof. Christian Pongratz Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Architecture at the NYIT (USA); Topic: Health and Climate Change Mitigation through Design
Prof. Mario Losasso Univ. Naples; Expert on architecture from Italy
Prof. Richard B. Rood University of Michigan, Ann Arbour; NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal and NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal; Topic: Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering