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South: The Urban Heat Island and Its Hazards

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Eco Centro; 1802 N. Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212
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THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND AND ITS HAZARDS
TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
Eco Centro
1802 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

About this Event
As the Bexar County metropolitan area expands, progressive replacement of natural surfaces with built surfaces inhibits atmospheric cooling. As a result, heat within the urban center increases, water quality decreases, and ecosystems are impaired. This luncheon will feature a leading researcher and river specialist as they share their data on the local heat island effect, its ecological consequences, and discuss solutions to mitigate impacts.

About the Speakers
Dr. Hazem Rashed-Ali, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture at the University of Texas San Antonio
Professor Rashed-Ali holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He is a registered architect in Egypt.

Kyle Knickerbocker, Stormwater Specialist, San Antonio River Authority
Kyle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science and Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of San Antonio. He focuses on water quality, environmental awareness and sustainability. He served previously in CPS' Environmental Lab.

1 GBCI CE HR-Self Reporting, 1 AIA HSW/SD/LU Hour

Lunch Menu
Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Garden Salad. Vegetarian alternative available.

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