How can we plan our cities more efficiently and effectively? A new collaboration project between the STU Faculty of Architecture and Design, and the University of Stavanger, Norway, explores the sustainability of cities and communities. The consequences of climate change are rapidly approaching us than what previous predictions have warned us about. These consequences are even multiplied by the energy crisis. This situation affects architects and urban planners significantly more than other professions. Because of these crises, these professions are responsible for determining the degree of difficulty of heating or cooling objects, designing the microclimate of public spaces, or in deciding on the use of appropriate building materials and processes with a large carbon footprint. What tools and technologies do we have at our disposal to mitigate these adverse trends? Is it really not possible to design our cities more efficiently? Finding answers to these questions is the goal of the new collaboration between FAD STU and the University of Stavanger through the project “Sustainability of cities and communities in planning and architecture”, supported by Norwegian grants and the state budget. The cooperation with the Norwegian partners will last until April 2024 and will also include the innovation of the content and teaching methods of several subjects at the bachelor's and engineering degree under the guidance of doc. Ing. arch. Katarína Smatanová, PhD. and doc. Ing. arch. Leia Rollová, PhD. The project will also include joint consultations of diploma and doctoral theses with Norwegian architects, the opportunity to travel for a short research mobility to the University of Stavanger, a final workshop and a conference connected with the presentation of all new knowledge.
Under the photo: From the opening conference of the project, which took place on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 in hybrid form.