Events: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Arkitektur, Bygg- och miljöteknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumUpcoming events at Chalmers University of TechnologyMon, 18 Oct 2021 10:49:33 +0200http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/kalendariumhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Book-launch-Activism-at-Home-Architects-dwelling-between-politics-aesthetics-and-resistance-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Book-launch-Activism-at-Home-Architects-dwelling-between-politics-aesthetics-and-resistance-.aspxBook launch: Activism at Home. Architects dwelling between politics, aesthetics and resistance<p>Online</p><p>​ “What is particularly engaging about this book is the range of less well-known projects and architects, each of whom deserve greater recognition for their unique contribution to activism. It shows that the home remains a site of continued interest, fluidity and experimentation” (From the foreword by Sarah Wigglesworth)</p><div>​<br />Isabelle Doucet, Chalmers ACE, and Janina Gosseye, TU Delft, invite you to the presentation and discussion of their new edited volume <a href="https://www.jovis.de/en/books/details/product/activism-at-home.html">Activism at Home. Architects dwelling between politics, aesthetics and resistance</a> (Jovis 2021), with invited guest Irina Davidovici from ETH Zurich.  </div> <div> <img src="/en/departments/ace/calendar/PublishingImages/Activism-at-home_225x318.jpg" alt="Activism-at-home_225x318.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /><br /></div> <div>Activism at Home offers a unique study of architects’ own dwellings; homes purposely designed to express social, political, economic, and cultural critiques. Through thirty case studies by architectural scholars, this book highlights different forms of activism at home from the early twentieth century to today. The architect-led experiments in activist living discussed in this book include the dwellings of Ralph Erskine, Paulo Mendes Da Rocha, Charles Moore, Flora Ruchat-Roncati, Kiyoshi Seike, and many others. Offering candid appraisals of alternative living solutions that formulate a response to rising real estate prices, economic inequality, social alienation, and mounting environmental and cultural challenges, Activism at Home is more than a historical study; it is an appeal to architects to use the discipline’s tools to their full potential, and a plea to scholars to continue bringing architecture's activist practices into focus—whether at home or elsewhere.    </div> <div> </div> <div><a href="https://www.jovis.de/en/books/details/product/activism-at-home.html">More information about the book can be found here</a> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Schedule Thursday 21 October 2021: </h3> <div>17.00 Presentation of the book by the editors, Isabelle Doucet and Janina Gosseye </div> <div>17.15 Conversation about the publication with invited guest Irina Davidovici </div> <div>17.45 Q&amp;A    </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Link to the meeting </strong></div> <div><a href="https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/63877601799">https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/63877601799   </a> </div> <div><strong>Password: 547931 </strong>   </div> <div> </div> <div><em>This event is jointly organized by Chalmers University of Technology, the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, ACE and Delft University of Technology, the Department of Architecture.</em>    </div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Hydropower-new-challenges-in-a-renewable-energy-system.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/energy/calendar/Pages/Hydropower-new-challenges-in-a-renewable-energy-system.aspxHydropower – new challenges in a renewable energy system<p>OOTO Café, café, Sven Hultins Plats 2, Johanneberg Science Park 2</p><p>​It&#39;s time for Chalmers Energy Area of Advance Friday seminar &amp; afterwork.Time and place: Café Ooto, Guldhuset, Johanneberg Science Park, 22 October, 15:30-17:00. In this seminar Professor Håkan Nilsson and Dr. Mohammad Hossein Arabnejad will give us different perspectives and an exciting discussion on a hot topic: Hydropower – new challenges in a renewable energy system.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/TM/Personal/håkannilsson.jpg" alt="Håkan Nilsson" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:144px" /><strong>Once designed for base load</strong>, hydropower now meets new challenges as a major source of regulating power in a renewable energy system with intermittent energy sources. <br /><br /><ul><li>How is the flow in the turbines affected by their new operation?</li> <li> What are the limits for safe operation? </li> <li>What are the costs for this regulating power? ​</li></ul> <div><span></span><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/hakan-nilsson.aspx">Håkan Nilsson</a>, professor in fluid dynamics, gives a brief overview of research activities that will contribute to the answer to those questions.<br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/M2/Personal/IMG_5825%20170.jpg" alt="Mohammad Hossein Arabnejad" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:145px" />Dr.<a href="/en/staff/Pages/Mohammad-Hossein-Arabnejad-Khanouki-.aspx">Mohammad Hossein Arabnejad</a>, post-doc in a project funded by AoA Energy, gives a focus on effects due to cavitation.<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br /><strong>Program</strong></span><div><ul><li>15:30, Welcome Tomas Kåberger, Chalmers Energy Area of Advance</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Hydropower – new challenges in a renewable energy system, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Professor Håkan Nilsson and Dr. Mohammad Hossein Arabnejad.</span></li> <li><span style="background-color:initial">16: 00-17: 00, Mingle.</span></li></ul></div> <span style="background-color:initial"><br /><strong>Related:</strong><br /></span><h4 style="font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;line-height:1.3;margin:0px;padding:0px 0px 5px"><a class="titleLink clickLogger resultTitle" href="/en/departments/m2/news/Pages/Energy-storage-at-sea-allows-for-more-stable-sustainable-power-production.aspx" style="outline:0px">Energy storage at sea augments grid stability</a></h4></div> ​https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Docent-Lecture-–-Anna-Kaczorowska.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Docent-Lecture-%E2%80%93-Anna-Kaczorowska.aspxDocent Lecture – Anna Kaczorowska<p>SB-393</p><p>​Towards Sustainable Urban Transformation - How modelling of space can inform and support urban design and planning processes</p>​<span class="text-normal page-content"><br />In the current environment of rapid global change, population growth, depletion of natural resources, changing economies and social preferences, cities face enormous problems. A core topic of urban transformation studies is understanding the mechanisms behind why transformations occur and are supported in some places and not others. Urban transformation is perceived as a complex process of shaping environments that needs to address not only designing the qualities of the physical settings but also reflecting on the inertia that exists in city transformations, to balance political, social, and environmental gains. The term “sustainable transformation” is usually discussed with a range of issues related to socio-ecological-technological change (e.g.: cultural or technical innovation, adaptation to climate change) and demands substantial knowledge development. Modelling of space can inform and support urban transformation process by finding a basis to embrace better decision support methods. This needs dynamic tools that will help keep actors in the planning process aware of existing threats and opportunities. <br /><br />In this lecture: <br /><br /><ul><li>I want to discuss a need to advance knowledge and understanding topics related to modelling spatial components, applicability of decision support tools, with particular emphasis on areas: </li></ul> <ol><li>socio-ecological (ecosystem services, nature-based solutions), </li> <li>cultural (baukultur, heritage), </li> <li>infrastructural (mobility, digitalization).   <br /></li></ol> <ul><li>I will present examples from my research including studies about how critical knowledge concerning urban ecosystem services (ES) can be brought into the core of urban design, planning, and management. </li></ul> <ul><li>I will talk about broadening understanding of the relation between land use/urban form and transport, and studies exploring, if there is a coherence between future sustainable urban development and new urban transportation models (e.g.: including autonomous mobility).   </li></ul> <ul><li>I will present an example of recent cross-disciplinary research involving the concepts of digital craftsmanship in relation to a need for a high-quality BAUKULTUR in Europe, for a holistic, culture[1]cantered approach to the built environment.   </li></ul> <ul><li>I will suggest that overcoming the complexity and the large variety of constraints in the planning and design process requires integration of diverse methods to achieve optimal and more sustainable urban development. It will help better assess the possible impact of the decisions to be made as well as improve monitoring and evaluation of the outcomes.   </li></ul> <ul><li>As urban design and planning engage with broader societal concerns, I will suggest that any issues within the contemporary urban development activities must rely on cooperation between disciplines in the broader sense, developing cross-disciplinary both academic and non-academic knowledge, theory, and practice. Respectively, not only the new content-related questions are to be formulated but rather new methods must be used to find innovative solutions at the intersections of the built environment.  </li></ul></span>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Alexander-Hellervik---Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Alexander-Hellervik---Space,-Earth-and-Environment.aspxAlexander Hellervik - Space, Earth and Environment<p>KA, lecture hall, Kemigården 4, Kemi</p><p>​Networks of urban interaction - Growth and centrality in the complex geography of urban activity</p><p>​</p> <p>Examiner: Kristian Lindgren, SEE, Chalmers</p> <p>Head Supevisor: Claes Andersson, SEE, Chalmers</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/publication/?id=526238">Research</a></p> <p>Place: Lecture hall KA, House of Chemistry, Kemigården 4 and</p> <p><a href="https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/65813664054%2c">Zoom</a></p> <p>Password: 465103</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Ziling-Zeng--Geology-and-Geotechnic.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Ziling-Zeng--Geology-and-Geotechnic.aspxZiling Zeng Geology and Geotechnic<p>Digital in Zoom</p><p>​Optimal Planning and Scheduling of Electric Bus Fleet and Charging Infrastructure</p><p>​Discussion leader: Research Scientist, Kay Wang, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University </p> <p>Examiner: Professor, Jenny Norrman, Geology and Geotechnics, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers</p> <p>Supervisor: Professor Xiaobo Qu, Geology and Geotechnics, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers</p> <p> </p> <p>Digital in Zoom</p> <p><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/person/ziling">Research</a></p>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Paul-Drenning---Geology-and-Geotechnics.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Paul-Drenning---Geology-and-Geotechnics.aspxPaul Drenning - Geology and Geotechnics<p>Digitalt i Zoom</p><p>​Gentle Remediation Options (GRO) for Managing Risks and Providing Ecosystem Services at Contaminated Sites</p><p>​Discussion leader: Professor, Andy Cundy, University of Southampton, UK</p> <p>Examiner: Professor, Lars Rosén, GEO, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers</p> <p>Supervisor: Professor, Jenny Norrman, ​GEO, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers</p> <p>Assistent supervisors: Ph.D. Yevheniya Volchko, GEO, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers,</p> <p>Ph.D. Yvonne Andersson-Sköld, VTI</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/69517320769">Zoom</a></p> <p>Password: <span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:&quot;verdana&quot;, sans-serif">042189</span></p> <p><a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/publication/526431">Research</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/events/Pages/Spotlight-on-Research-Xiaobo-Qu.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/events/Pages/Spotlight-on-Research-Xiaobo-Qu.aspxSpotlight on Research Xiaobo Qu<p>Online, Zoom</p><p>​In this talk, a few case studies will be presented with regard to the applications of AI in transportation engineering. It will begin with a brief introduction to the discipline of transportation engineering - origin, progression and future trend. Subsequently the speaker will talk about how AI can reshape transportation engineering research and practice. The case studies include trajectory planning of connected and automated vehicles, pricing of shared mobility, traffic state estimation and flow prediction, and behavioral choice models.</p><div><br /></div> <div>October 29, 13:00 (Swedish time)</div> <div><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/35e5999c-a2db-41e7-8644-02a6c2f821e1" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <strong>Title</strong>:​ AI and Transportation Engineering: Case Studies, trends and some thoughts<div><div><span><br /></span></div> <div><span>In this talk, a few case studies will be presented with regard to the applications of AI in transportation engineering. It will begin with a brief introduction to the discipline of transportation engineering - origin, progression and future trend. Subsequently the speaker will talk about how AI can reshape transportation engineering research and practice. The case studies include trajectory planning of connected and automated vehicles, pricing of shared mobility, traffic state estimation and flow prediction, and behavioral choice models.</span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><span class="Apple-converted-space"><div><strong>Xiaobo Qu</strong> is a Full Professor with a Chair in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. His research is focused on improving large, complex and interrelated urban mobility systems by integrating with emerging technologies. More specifically, his research has been applied to the improvement of emergency services, and operations of electric vehicles and connected automated vehicles. He has authored or co-authored over 120 journal articles published at top tier journals, including 14 ESI highly cited papers. Before his current appointment, he was a professor (with tenure) at Chalmers (2018-2019), and a senior lecturer/lecturer (permanent positions, 2012-2017) in two Australian universities. He is an elected Member of Academia Europaea–the Academy of Europe since Aug 2020, and an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences since Jan 2020. </div></span></span></div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Collaboration-in-a-(post-)-pandemic-world.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Collaboration-in-a-(post-)-pandemic-world.aspxCollaboration in a (post-) pandemic world – the need to reconnect and rethink priorities<p>Online</p><p>​Welcome to Global Sustainable Futures online conference 2021, 9-12 CET on November 16th 2021. Present and discuss findings from research and teaching projects to learn, inspire and develop more collaboration between disciplines and universities as well as across geographical boundaries.</p><div> </div> <div><strong>Deadline for submission of abstracts</strong> <strong>is September 7</strong><strong>: </strong>Register your interest and receive instructions and a template for your abstract.   <br /><strong></strong><span><strong>Location:</strong> Online webinar<span></span></span></div> <div><span><strong>Registration:</strong> Registration to the conference will open end of September. <span></span></span><br /><span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>The COVID-19 pandemic has had tremendous impact on society. Universities have responded in different ways depending on their contexts. Teaching methods, research projects and research priorities have been affected. Looking ahead we need to reconnect and to a varying degree we might have to rethink our priorities. This is a conversation we want to have in the upcoming conference.   </div> <div> </div> <div>Global Sustainable Futures (GSF) is a joint collaboration platform at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg with a mandate to promote, develop and strengthen collaboration between the two universities and partners in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This second annual GSF conference is a great opportunity to present ongoing research and teaching projects contributing to attaining Agenda 2030, to learn, network and meet people from Gothenburg and partners from across the globe.   </div> <div> </div> <div>We invite researchers and teachers at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg and their partners in low- and middle-income countries to present research papers, discuss and share experiences of university collaborations. Presentations need not to focus on impacts of the pandemic, rather, we will ask participants to reflect on how the pandemic affects their work and future priorities, if at all.   </div> <div> </div> <div>For GSF, an online conference is not a second-best option; it is a way to ensure more direct contributions and contacts with university partners, teachers and researchers from across the globe.   </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Target audiences   </h3> <div>We welcome contributions from researchers and teachers at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg with an interest in and/or ongoing collaboration with low and middle-income countries, and, partners in low and middle-income countries working with Chalmers and/or University of Gothenburg (universities, civil society organisations, government agencies etc).   </div> <div> </div> <div>Participation is also open to students and anyone interested in Agenda 2030 and sustainability efforts beyond 2030 and collaboration with low and middle-income countries.   </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Programme   </h2> <div>The conference includes an introduction by Magdalena Eriksson, platform leader Global Sustainable Futures, keynote presentations and four parallel sessions.         </div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Keynote 1 </strong><br />“Towards Collaborative Futures: The need to reconnect in a post-pandemic world” by Swati Parashar, Associate professor at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.  </div> <div><strong>Keynote 2 </strong><br />Sharon Fonn, visiting professor, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.   </div> <div> </div> <div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Parallell sessions</h3> <div>The parallel sessions that are designed to be wide and inclusive to help promote multidisciplinary exchange:</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>1. Food systems, nutrition and health</strong>   </div> <div>This session welcomes contributions on issues ranging from antibiotic resistance, dietary changes, innovations in aquaculture or land conflicts related to agricultural investments and more.   </div></div> <div><strong>2. Energy, innovation and decent work  </strong> <br />This session welcomes contributions ranging from the ongoing energy transformation,  technological and social innovations in all areas, impacts on jobs and economic development and more.   </div> <div><strong>3. Transforming urban lives  </strong> <br />This session welcomes contributions on all aspects of the transformation of urban life, including, housing, transports, work and more.   </div> <div><strong>4. Teaching and capacity development in higher education  </strong> <br />This session welcome contributions that explore long and short-term university collaborations and capacity development from undergraduate to doctorate and post-doc levels, long term Sida funded programmes and master courses given in Gothenburg involving collaborations with low- and middle-income countries.  </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Call for abstracts   </h3> <div>We invite researchers and teachers at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, and their partners in low- and middle-income countries (universities, civil society organisations, government agencies etc.) to contribute to the conference with presentations or short speed talks. Incoming proposals will be reviewed and organised into one of the four parallel sessions. Many topics can fit into several sessions, please indicate your preferred session/s.   We also ask you to invite your partners in low and middle-income countries to submit an abstract or participate in the conference.   </div> <div> </div> <div>Abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee that consists of:</div> <ul><li>Magdalena Eriksson, platform leader Global Sustainable Futures <br /></li> <li>Liane Thuvander, Architecture and Civil engineering, Chalmers</li> <li>Ulf Svanberg, Biology and Biological Engineering, Chalmers</li> <li>Anders Burman School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg<br /></li> <li>Göran Bondjers, Global Public Health, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.  </li></ul> <div> </div> <div><a href="https://gmv.gu.se/global-sustainable-futures/news-and-events/news/news-detail//save-the-date--collaboration-in-a--post---pandemic-world---the-need-to-reconnect-and-rethink-priorities.cid1721622" target="_blank">About the conference on the GMV web</a><br /></div></div>https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Structural-Design-Day-2021.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/ace/calendar/Pages/Structural-Design-Day-2021.aspxThe Structural Design Day 2021<p></p><p>Wind: Aerodynamics in the spatial and structural design of our built environment</p>​<span></span><span><strong>Wind and wind loads are important factors when we plan and build our cities and dimension our structures. In this year's edition of the Structural Design Day you will hear experts present how they handle wind in high rise buildings such as Karlatornet, and researchers on wind tunnel tests as well as virtual urban models.</strong><span><br /></span></span><span></span> <div><br /><span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span class="text-normal page-content"></span></div> <div><span class="text-normal page-content"></span></div> <span class="text-normal page-content">The program is under construction with speakers from e.g. VBK, Serneke, University of Southern Denmark and Chalmers/Digital Twin Cities Centre.</span>