The Urban Design Studio is a workshop that highlights the need for energy efficient design and management. One of the main outputs of the project entitled, Mainstreaming Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Built Environment Training and Research in the Caribbean (CarEnTrain), it is the third time it is being held and the first to be held outside of the Caribbean Urban Forum pre-conference activities. The main case studies are usually university and college campuses in the hope that change here can be reflected in the wider society.  This time however it is extended to the wider field of built environment professionals, students, academics and, urban and campus managers. The idea behind these workshops is to train in and highlight the need for reduced energy consumption and increased energy efficiency as a way to combat climate change and its impacts as well as to improve energy security in the Caribbean.


Date: 12th – 14th September, 2016
Venue: Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $750.00 TTD

As part of the workshop, there will be a Discussion Forum on 14th September, 2016.  Two sessions will be held:

  1. UWI/Campus Discussion Forum; 1:00PM-4:00PM
  2. Open Discussion Forum; 5:00PM – 7:00PM

For further details, please see the Urban Design Studio Agenda. To register or for further information, please contact Dr Perry Polar at or call (868)662-2002 ext 83398.

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