Why Adapt our Homes to Rising Temperatures?

The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation Public Seminar series brings together members of the public, researchers and practitioners interested and engaged in urban health issues. The principal aim of the series is to provoke debate and constructive action, linking current best practice in urban development with emerging areas of health research.

We have invited four voices connected with the Future of Cooling programme, to pitch their perspectives on the need to adapt our homes to rising temperatures, in the context of climate change. The speakers will give an overview of their ongoing research on the impact of heat in the UK, the challenges of adapting the UK building stock to climate change, and proposals for new house design to address heating and cooling in the built environment, to promote well-being and health.