Urbanism Research and Scholarship group organise book signing and celebration event
10 May 2022
The Urbanism Research and Scholarship Group, led by Professor Aseem Inam, is organising a presentation, discussion and ultimately, a celebration of recent accomplishments by colleagues at the Welsh School of Architecture.
The celebration will be on Thursday, 26 May 26 2022 from 16:30-18:30 in the Exhibition Hall on the ground floor of the newly-refurbished Bute Building on the Cardiff University campus.
Professor Juliet Davis will be discussing her new book, The Caring City: Ethics and Urban Design, and Professor Phil Jones will be discussing his recent book, Thermal Design of Buildings: Understanding Heating, Cooling and Decarbonisation.
There will be presentations and conversations, book signings and a reception afterwards. Most of all, it will be an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of colleagues in the Welsh School of Architecture.
With a range of illustrative case studies, the book 'The Caring City: Ethics of Urban Design' by Professor Juliet Davis, challenges the conventional and neoliberal thinking of urban planners and academics, and explores new ways to correct problems of inequality and exclusion. It shows how a philosophy of caring can improve both city environments and communities. As per one review, "in this original and powerful book, a veritable tour de force that sets a new agenda for urban scholarship, Davis explores the interrelationships between urban design and the creation of places predicated on care and attentiveness to the wellbeing of ecologies and environments."
The book, 'Thermal Design of Buildings' by Professor Phil Jones, aims to provide an understanding from which zero-carbon solutions can be developed, placing technological developments within the context of a wider world view of the built environment and energy systems, and an historical perspective of how buildings have responded to climate and sustainable development. According to one reviewer, it "gives a holistic understanding of why and how net zero building design can and should be realised. The book is to be applauded for providing a useful, insightful and clear approach to thermal design and energy demand reduction."
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.