New version of Sustainable Neighbourhood Tool (SNTool)

iiSBE has produced an updated version of SNTool and the relevant files can be downloaded here. As always, the system will undergo more changes in the future. The PPT provides an overview of the system. Changes include

* The Basic B worksheet of File B has been modified and enhanced in order to allow better descriptions of neighbourhood characteristics, land uses and occupancy types.

Beyond 2020 has begun

The Beyond 2020 conference began on Monday and the iiSBE panel on Covid and Climate Action took place on Monday Nov. 2. There is a discount for iiSBE and SBE members. The conference url is: https://beyond2020.se

See attached file that was used to guide the panel discussion.
Nils Larsson

Presentation on Climate Action, Respiratory Pandemics and Built Environment

An iiSBE overview of issues related to Climate Action, Respiratory Pandemics and the Built Environment, was recently presented to senior staff of Canada Mortgage and Housing Coropration (CMHC) and the UN-sponsored Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS).The same file will be the focus of an international panel that will be held as part of the Beyond 2020 international conference, to be (virtually) held in Gothenburg on 02 November.

Of special interest to iiSBE is that the presenters at GFHS included Serge Salat (Paris), Nils Larsson (Ottawa) and Zhang Guoqiang (Hunan).

Webinar for University of Milano

Angela Poletti, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Uni Milano, invited iiSBE to make a presentation on SBTool for her Masters-level students on 5 October.

During preparatory discussions, it became apparent that SNTool (the neighbourhood assessment tool) was of greater interest, and it was presented to about 43 students.

N.L.

Presentation on IDP to international summer school webinar

On 1st October, N. Larsson made a 1 1/2 hour presentation on the integrated design process (IDP) to 53+ architecture students at the Masters level taking part remotely from Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Turkey and Korea. The event was organized by the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, located in Berlin. The presentation covered the origin and nature of the process, which is designed to help design teams avoid bad decisions and to reach high levels of environmental performance.
The (large) PPT file is attached.
N. Larsson