The symposium builds on the opportunity to explore possible synergies, collaboration, and joint education and research initiatives for UB and Korea, and potentially other Asian countries. The School of Architecture and Planning at UB has several members involved in environmental research, including research on air pollutions and environmental health. Sponsored by the School of Architecture and Planning, the Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water (RENEW) at UB, the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and the Korea Environment Institute from South Korea, we serve to catalyze connections between both Korean institutes and UB.
As it is recognized that many of the most severe environmental problems have Asian and global ramifications, this becomes an important opportunity to build international links for UB’s environmental and other policy-relevant programs in terms of both research and teaching. The symposium topics of discussion cover global/international, or comparative (across countries), and refer to basic scientific and theoretical problems. Many Asian countries are experiencing severe environmental pollutions. Hence, as an initial symposium with key Asian environmental researchers, topics will include urban health monitoring system that deals with air and water pollutions, watershed and ecosystem management, human health effects of environmental disruptions, local or global features of climate change, environmental effects of transportation, environmental disasters, and building and infrastructure energy.
Sponsors: The School of Architecture and Planning, UB ReNEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment & Water), Korea Environment Institute, Korean Research Institute of Chemical Technology, and Model of InTegrated Impacts and Vulnerability Evaluation of climate change (MOTIVE)
Organizer: JiYoung Park, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo
Please note that the symposium has moved to room 403 and some of the times have shifted as a result of this update.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 123 Hayes Hall
6:30pm – Dinner – Location – Lombardo’s, 1198 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY (716) 873-4291 (Reservations under “Park”)
8:30 a.m. - Breakfast |302 Hayes Hall
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Session 1: Adaptation Policies on Climate Change: US and Korean experiences | 302 Hayes
10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Session 2: Science and Technology Policies for Urban Affairs |302 Hayes
12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch will be provided | 403 Hayes
1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. - Topics in Urban Environmental Research – Panel Discussions | 403 Hayes
Transportation Futures and the Environment
1:55 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Green buildings and urban facility design
2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Break
3:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Economic and Spatial Modeling
3:55 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Dinner – invitation only
Open discussions and briefing | 302 Hayes
9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. - Briefings on specific research ideas (breakfast meeting)
9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. - Introduction RENEW, KEI and KRICT
10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Discussion on potentials for collaboration
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Preparation of joint statement & MOU
12:00 p.m. Symposium ends
AFTERNOON: AREA TOURS
For those going on tours, meeting place to be announced.