Lecce Climathon will start at “Officine Cantelmo” (viale M. de Pietro 12) on October 26th, 2018.
Climathon is a global 24-hour climate change hackathon which will take place simultaneously in major cities around the world on 26 October 2018. It is an international event promoted by Climate-KIC. It brings together the challenges of the world’s cities with the people who have the passion and ability to solve them. Climathon attracts innovators, entrepreneurs, students and professionals to create innovative solutions to cities climate challenges.
Climate change scenarios for the Salento region show us that temperatures will considerably increase in the future, hot days will become more frequent in number, rainfall patterns will be altered: it will rain less during the year, but heavy rainfall will increase and be produced by fewer more intense events.
These changes have several consequences for cities and to answer these problems there are many solutions to address these societal challenges, some of which inspired and supported by nature.
For that reason, Climathon Lecce launches a challenge focused on urban green spaces as a solution for a more resilient city in order to adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts on cities. The city of Lecce encourages Climathon participants (experts, students, anyone who feels they can actively contribute) to propose ideas and solutions that imagine the green spaces as urban infrastructures able to improve conditions in cities while taking into account some specific phenomena correlated to climate change, such as for example urban heat islands and extreme precipitation events in urban areas.
Rita Miglietta – Comune di Lecce – Assessore Politiche urbanistiche e strategiche – Rigenerazione urbana
Laura Panzera – CMCC
Paola Mercogliano – CMCC
Domenico Camarda – Politecnico di Bari – Association of European Schools of Planning (AESoP)
Francesca Felline – Ordine Ing. Provincia di Lecce
Sergio Ventura – Architetto
Rocco De Matteis – Presidente Ordine degli Architetti – Lecce