Next FREE Urban Climate Walk – The City of London

An Urban Climate Walking Tour an instructional technique for linking together diverse aspects of urban sustainability:

11AM | Saturday 29th June 2024 | Early Summer Urban Climate Walk
The City of London Urban Climate Walking Tour (established 2014) is a research led walk, which leads us through a series of urban streets and public spaces. Here, we explore some of the consequences of building and urban form on the background climate; alongside disseminating current thinking around the various urban climate effects.
The walk provides a unique perspective of our built environments by demonstrating the far-reaching and dynamic links between built-form, climate, energy and health and wellbeing across various scales. It offers an opportunity for us to discuss the quality of the spaces in terms of their physical form, materiality and social implications, alongside their influence on green infrastructure and thermal comfort, critical components of healthy resilient cities.
Designed to teach the principles of urban climatology from an interdisciplinary perspective to a wide range of built environment practitioners, the walk is suitable for anyone with an interest in the climates of cities.
The walk takes 2 hours with plenty of time for discussion; the walk can be done under all weather conditions… In fact, the harsher the conditions the more dramatic the walk …. Sensible clothing and footwear are essential – this is not a walk in the park!
Meeting Point The Martha Smith Memorial Water Fountain – 39 Finsbury Square, London, England, EC2A
Finishing Point 120 Fenchurch Street Roof Garden (if open)

Towns and cities where the walk is established include The City of London; Paddington Basin; Fleet Street and the Inner Temple Gardens (Central London); Tottenham, Haringey (Greater London); Birmingham City Centre (UK); Ipswich Town; Cardiff Town Centre, Wales; São Paulo, Brazil; and Borlänge, Sweden. Upcoming walks are planned for Bath, Bristol, Canterbury, and Glasgow.

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