PhD student Edgar Piña Hernandez attends British Council/Newton Fund urban workshop in Indonesia

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Edgar Piña Hernandez

Edgar Piña Hernandez, a PhD student in the School of Architecture, recently attended an urban workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The workshop focussed on developing models to help empower local communities to develop sustainable built environment solutions, which is a topic close to Edgar’s PhD research. The workshop was partly funded by the British Council/Newton Fund. As well as participating in workshops, Edgar also presented a well-received paper entitled ‘Evaluation of bioclimatic design strategies for resilience to climate change in Indonesia for 2020, 2050 and 2080 weather scenarios’. Edgar’s PhD supervisor, Professor Steve Sharples, commented, “Edgar found the whole experience of working with an international group of researchers on common issues really stimulating. He has formed new links that will benefit not just his current PhD work but also his longer term research development”.