Wisconsin Energy Institute

Weston Roundtable - Ecologies of Risk in the Build Environment: Place, Urban Form, and Vulnerability in the 2003 Heat Wave Disaster


Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:15pm

The effects of climate change depend overwhelmingly on highly specific local conditions, e.g. the murderous heat wave that struck Europe in 2003. Paris was most affected; nearly 8% of the country’s mortality was linked to the heat wave. Specific neighborhoods, even particular buildings proved far more vulnerable than others. This lecture draws upon epidemiological records and intensive fieldwork in Paris to detail patterns of vulnerability and resilience linked to place during the heat wave. 1163 Mechanical Engineering Building. 4:15-5:15 p.m. Information: allez@wisc.edu