UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Built Environment: from healthy buildings to system dynamics

06 June 2024, 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Modern high rise building with plants growing around the spaces in the facade

Join us for the inaugural lectures of IEDE Prof Anna Mavrogianni and Prof Nici Zimmermann.

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UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre
UCL Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square

About the speakers

Anna Mavrogianni
Anna Mavrogianni is Professor of Sustainable, Healthy and Equitable Built Environment at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. There she leads the Research Theme on Temperature, Moisture and Air Quality. With a background in architectural engineering and building physics, Anna is an expert in building indoor environmental quality and energy performance analysis, and climate change adaptation of the built environment sector, with a focus on overheating and air pollution at the building and urban scale, and associated impacts on human wellbeing, health and health inequalities.

Nici Zimmermann
Nici Zimmermann is Professor of System Dynamics at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. She is an expert in systems thinking, system dynamics and participatory modelling. Her research focuses on sustainability, city transformation and housing as well as organisational cognition, decision-making and change. She deploys and also analyses inter- and transdisciplinary research. Nici is a recipient of the Gert von Kortzfleisch Prize and leads her Institute’s research theme on Systems Thinking and Transdisciplinarity.


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About UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Our mission is to help cities and governments adapt and transform to tackle the climate crisis, and create equitable and inclusive spaces where people can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

We provide evidence and expertise to inform and support decision-making and enable transformative change.

We create a deeper understanding of the interactions between the built environment and health, human wellbeing, productivity, energy use and climate change.