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Science Talks: The Importance of Indoor and Outdoor Climate in Relation to COVID-19

City Life in Times of and after Corona
How will our cities change post-pandemic? What can we do as citizens, urban planners, architects, designers and decision-makers to ensure the right restart for our cities – and protect ourselves against future pandemics? How do we create solutions that ensure resilience, but do not compromise on livability and sustainability?

Through a Nordic partnership between DOGA – Design and Architecture Norway, Danish Design Centre, BLOXHUB, Gehl Architects, Urban Agenda and Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies, we dive into the dilemmas of pandemic-proof cities when it comes to climate, behavior, design and livability and help generate the best solutions for restarting the good life in our cities

Science Talk is a deep dive into a research topic. This Science Talks hosts two distinguished researchers: Associate Joseph Allen and Senior Lecturer John Macomber who will share their latest research on healthy cities and healthy buildings.

15:00 – 16:30 Science Talks: The Importance of Indoor and Outdoor Climate in Relation to COVID-19

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Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations of sick buildings in several hundred buildings across a diverse range of industries, including healthcare, biotechnology, education, commercial office real estate and manufacturing. At Harvard, Dr. Allen directs the Healthy Buildings program where he created ‘The 9 Foundations of a Healthy Building’. He is also the faculty advisor to the Harvard Healthier Building Materials Academy. He works with Fortune 100 companies on implementing Healthy Building strategies in their global portfolios and presents internationally on the topic of Healthy Buildings.

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Passionate about knowledge, innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship Pernille Berg has worked extensively with research and innovation throughout her career. With extensive international collaborations and experience in creating new educations Pernille Berg is a staunch advocate of network collaboration, knowledge-sharing and ideation.

As part of BLOXHUB’s vision to ensure the development of sustainable cities Dr. Berg hosts Science Forum and as part of this a series of Science Talks. 

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John Macomber is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance unit at Harvard Business School. His professional background includes leadership of real estate, construction, and information technology businesses. At HBS, Mr. Macomber’s work focuses on the future of cities, particularly as aided by the private finance and delivery of public infrastructure projects in both the developed and emerging worlds.

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