iiSBE participates in six webinars

iiSBE staff have participated in 3 webinars since July, and will participate in 3 more over the next few weeks.

In mid-July, we participated in a UN webinar that is part of a series to prepare for the GFHS (Global Forum for Human Settlements) conference in the Fall. NL presented a PPT on the topic of Pandemics and the Built Environment. The webinar featured four speakers each with a 15-minute speaking time, and included also Serge Salat (Paris) and Mick Pearce (Zimbabwe and other places), Jason Hu (Beijing), plus some UN-related speakers, all within a 2-hour time frame.

Files on Pandemics and Built Environment

Five files are available for downloading, including:

* A technical paper on Pandemics and the Built Environment, updated 17 September;

* A PPT presentation based on the above, dated 14 September, and

* A PPT file on Universities in the Covid era, presented to representatives of three major universities in Toronto on 27 August 2020

* A small Excel file to support the performance assessment of universities with respect to their Covid performance, updated 14 September 2020.

SBE Partners select a host for the World SBE23 conference

The SBE Partners have completed their formal evaluations of the three detailed proposals to host the World SBE23 conference that were received from Glasgow, Montreal and Shenzhen.

Plan B update and regional input form

iiSBE has completed a major upgrade of its discussion paper, titled Plan B: Global and Regional Strategies for the Built Environment under Climate Change. This document was originally released in 2008, and has been updated every year since that time. The PPT file can be downloaded here, but remember that it is really too large to digest in one sitting.

We also attach an input form if you have relevant information about adaptation or mitigation measures in your region. If you submit the completed form we can start to produce regional versions of the main document.

Three proposals for World SBE23 being evaluated

The SBE Secretariat has received three detailed proposals to host the 2023 World SBE conference. The proposals were submitted by teams from Glasgow, Shenzhen and Montreal and have now (April 2) been distributed to the SBE partners for evaluation. The schedule for the evaluation process is as follows:

2 April: Detailed proposals distributed to SBE partners
6 April: SBE partners submit follow-up questions for proponent teams
9 April: Draft evaluation forms distributed to SBE partners
14 April: Final evaluation forms distributed to SBE partners