Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, LEED AP





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Raven, J. (2019) From Climate Science to Practice, Urban Design & Climate Change, Urban Design Journal, Urban Design Group, London, ISSN: 1750 712X.

Raven, J., Stone, B., Mills, G., Towers, J., Katzschner, L., Leone, M., Gaborit, P., Georgescu, M., and Hariri, M. (2018). Urban planning and urban design. In C. Rosenzweig, W. Solecki, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Mehrotra, S. Dhakal, and S. Ali Ibrahim (eds.), Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press. 

Raven, J., Leone, M. (2018). Shaping Climate Resilient Cities through Innovative, Multi-Scale and Adaptive-Mitigation Design Methods, TECHNE-Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment.


Raven, J. (December 4, 2017). “To Curb Climate Change, Cities Need the Right Design,” Forbes.com.

Raven, J., Klein-Rosenthal, J. (2017). “Urban Heat and Urban Design: An Opportunity to Transform in NYC.” The Sallan Foundation, Inc.


Raven, J. “Shaping Resilient Cities in China, India, and the United States,” in Gaborit, P. (ed.), European and Asian Sustainable Towns, PIE Peter Lang SA, Brussels (2014).

    Raven, Jeffrey. (2011), Cooling the Public Realm: Climate-Resilient Urban Design, in Konrad Otto-Zimmerman (ed.), Resilient Cities 1:451-463. Series: Local Sustainability, Vol. 1, Springer.
    Climate-Resilient Urban Design (US Green Building Council Research Publication Reference)
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    Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019). Lecture and design charrette on sustainable and resilient cities titled, “Integrating Climate Science and Urban Design”, with participation by Hong Kong University and The Secretary for the Environment of Hong Kong (2019). 


    Urban Design Climate Workshop for Durban, South Africa (2019).   Sessions engaged representatives from Durban in a series of urban design workshops linking quality of life, economic development, public health to local and regional climate interventions.  Sponsored by the German government Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Government of Durban.


    Global Practices and Policy on Urban Risk, Resilience, and Crises (2019); Lecture, Columbia University GSAPP. 


    Archtober: Responsive Cities (2018), Panelist with experts from ETH Zurich, sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland, Parsons-New School.


    AIA2018 - Project New York: Collaborative Mapping Platform (2018), Panelist with Sr. Policy Advisor - NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resilience and Exec. Director, NYC Public Design Commission.


    Shaping Climate Resilient Cities through Innovative, Multi-Scale and Adaptive-Mitigation Design Methods (2018); Speaker, IAUC International Climate Conference, CUNY.


    New York City Urban Design Climate Workshop (2018) at NYIT; Program Lead.  The UDCW drew from a cross-disciplinary team of global urban climate experts and leading New York City Urban Design practitioners to shape evidence-based, climate-driven intervention tools and strategies for district-scale sites, focusing on Sunnyside Yard, Queens.  The workshop evaluated projected 2050 Baseline (business-as-usual) and 2050 Best Practices (climate-driven urban design); configured and led by NYIT Graduate Students.  Collaborators included Urban Climate Change Research Network; International Association for Urban Climate; Columbia University GISS-NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; HOK Urban Design Group.


    Urban Infrastructures: Food, Energy and Water for Sustainable and Resilient Cities – National Science Foundation; Speaker and steering committee member in collaboration with NYIT SoECS, 15 June at NYIT.  Established a Research Coordination Network (RCN) managed by a team of investigators from three New York City institutions (NYIT, CUNY, NYU), in consort with NYC agencies and partnership with leading researchers from academic institutions across North America and Europe.

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, Speaker and Convener, Urban Climate Information to Support Decision Making: From Local to Global, Edmonton, Canada, 2018.

    Gowanus Technical Advisory Panel, Urban Land Institute New York, 2018.


    Urban Land Institute Technical Advisory Panelist comprising leading design, planning, financial, infrastructure and sustainability experts, to configure a sustainable and resilient Gowanus district in Brooklyn, NY.  I invited my graduate students to join the team, providing them the hands-on experience of working on high-profile professional design-planning charrettes with intensive community input, 2017.


    International Climate Summit, Agadir, Morocco (September 2017).  Lecturer and Workshop leader.  Joined by a panel of European and American experts. NYIT graduate student presented innovative research completed by graduate team.


    Urban Transition in Face of Climate Change, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 2017.  Co-led international workshop: Integrating Mitigation and Adaptation in Urban Planning, Urban Design and Architecture.  Joined by leadership from the French national and Paris city government to evaluate innovative strategies for a carbon-neutral Paris.  Sponsored by UCCRN, CNRS, Sorbonne Universités.


    Climate-Resilient Urban Design: Bridging Science and Practice, Cambridge University, England, 2017.  Solo lecture, followed by workshop led by me on the intersection of urban form, climate and implementation strategies.


    Climate Change in NYC, Center for Architecture, New York City, 2017.          Co-moderator/panelist and lecturer. Joined by Susanne Desroches, Dep. Director - NYC Office for Recovery & Resiliency; Cynthia Rosenzwieg - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Jee Mee Kim - HR&A; and Signe Nielsen - Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects.


    Climate Change and Cities, presentation at the Regional Plan Association, New York, 2017.


    Design Solutions for Climate Change in Urban Areas; funded panelist and presenter, University of Naples Federico II, Italy, 2016.

    Toward Developing a Blueprint for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), invited and sponsored by the US National Science Foundation as speaker and panelist, Shenzhen, China, 2016.


    Convening Design and Semiotics to Build Visual Identity for Museums and Urban Districts, panelist at the AIA New York State annual convention, Saratoga, 2016.


    Socio-Semiotics and Research-Action Approach to the Visual Identity of Museums in Paris and New York, As Doctoral Thesis Juror, Raven delivered a detailed verbal and written response and exchange with the doctoral candidate and fellow jury in French, Université Paris 8, 2016.


    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study
    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study
    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study
    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study
    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study
    ASLA-APA-AIA Annual Conference: Seeds of Urban Transformation - How Policy, 
    Planning & Design Shape New York Neighborhoods; South Bronx Case Study


    Lectures in Beijing and Shanghai, China: Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) and Beijing University for Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), 2014.

    Naples, Italy conference:  Design Solutions for Climate Change in Urban Areas
    Naples, Italy conference:  Design Solutions for Climate Change in Urban AreasElected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, February 2015.Lectures in Beijing and Shanghai, China: Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) and Beijing University for Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), 2014.

    Expert: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Urban Climate Institute (UCI), Atlanta, 2014.
    Lecture in India:  The Challenges of Mumbai as a Mega-City, European Union-Bombay First, 2013.
     
     
    Directed Sustainable Urban Design Workshop at Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, Summer 2013.
     
     

    Lecture: Resilient Cities, Cambridge University, England, 2012.

    Lecture: China International Urbanization Forum, National Development & Reform Commission - China Center for Urban Development, Shanghai, 2012.

    Steering Committee: US Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Global Change Research Program (GCRP) for Urban Resilience, 2012.

    Lecture: The Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2012.


    Lecture: UN Habitat + Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization, United Nations, New York, 2012.

    Workshop: UNDP Europe and the CIS, Bratislava Regional Centre, Slovakia, 2012.

    Lecture: CIPSEM-UNEP, International Post-Graduate Training Programme, Germany, 2012.
     

    Lectures: Cambridge University: Sustainable
    Cities, Prince of Wales' Business & Sustainability Programme and China Mobile - Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, Cambridge University, England.

    Interview and presentation at Global Forum on Urbanization + Health, Kobe, Japan.


    Consultation and presentation on Energy Efficiency + Cities: Livable and Sustainable Cities in Asia at Asian Development Bank Urban Day, Manila, The Philippines.

    Presentation on Planning + Design for Resilient Communities at The World Bank, Washington DC.

     

    Institutions and experts gather for Regen: NJ Highlands, a regenerative design conference.  Jeffrey Raven presented on green infrastructure performance frameworks. 


    Policymakers and experts gather for First World Congress on Resilient Cities in Bonn, Germany. Jeffrey Raven delivers a lecture on Climate-Resilient Urban Design.
           
           Thought Leadership       Project Delivery

         interdisciplinary synergies 
         sustainability at multiple spatial scales
         on-site energy generation 
         capacity-building 
         leveraging limited resources