ESA Releases new “Global Urban Footprint” map

November 24, 2016 in Resources

IAUC Members may be interested in the newly available Global Urban Footprint map available from the European Space Agency.

 

Conference: Urban Geoinformatics, New Delhi 22-23 Feb 2017

November 24, 2016 in Meetings

Faculty Position in Urban Environmental Planning at ASU

November 4, 2016 in Positions

Assistant Professor (JOB# 11790)
Arizona State University
School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning


The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 2017 (Job #11790). We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in urban environmental planning. The successful candidate will teach in the urban planning undergraduate, Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning and doctoral planning programs, and have an active research agenda with peer-reviewed publications.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded research program, engage undergraduate and graduate students through effective teaching, participate in service to the university and profession, and build productive relationships with faculty both within and beyond the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.


For complete qualifications and application information please visit:
https://geoplan.asu.edu/employment


Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 19, 2016; If not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Further information on ASU’s policies can be found at
https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and its complete non-discrimination statement at https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

October 7, 2016 in Meetings, Resources

IAUC members may be interested in the special editions of the journals Science and Nature that have recently focused on cities.

Science: Rise of the City

Nature: A New Urban Agenda

These come in advance of the UN Habitat III meeting.  IAUC will participate as a part of the WMO delegation at this meeting.

 

PLEA Conference 2017: Edinburgh, Scotland 2-5 July 2017

October 7, 2016 in Meetings

The 33rd PLEA Conference (PLEA2017) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 2-5 July 2017 on the theme of ‘Design to Thrive.

 Abstracts are due 15th November 2016 with full draft papers due on 28 Feb 2017. It would be really good to see the ‘urban climate’ community well represented at PLEA.

 More details on the conference at: https://plea2017.net/ Submission via the online portal at: https://plea2017.net/submissions/

IAUC members wishing more info may contact Rohinton Emannuel who is part of the local organizing team and responsible for fora on ‘cool cities/UHI’ and ‘green infrastructure.’

Urban Climate Sessions at the American Association for Geographers Meeting April 2017

October 7, 2016 in Meetings

New issue of the Urban Climate News now available

October 1, 2016 in Newsletter

The September 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.
Catch up on your reading of the UCN – all issues are archived on the newsletter page.

PDF – Urban Microclimatology – National University of Singapore

September 26, 2016 in Positions

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in the “Cooling Singapore” project awarded to the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The successful applicant is expected to (i) lead the analysis of existing UHI mitigation techniques and evaluate which strategies would perform best in the tropical-humid climate context of Singapore considering multiple scales (from building to the entire city), (ii) develop and assist in micro-scale experiments on UHI mitigation which can be observational, modeling or a combination of both, and (iii) present results at conferences/meetings and lead the writing of scientific papers.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. and strong grounding in climate/geography or a related urban climate field, with requisite knowledge of either field techniques, Geographical Information Systems Science, remote sensing and/or applied urban climate modeling, and excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, both written and verbal, to disseminate key results to the academic community, project partners and government stakeholders. The position will be based in the urban climate lab of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/geog/), and will have opportunities to collaborate with other investigators involved in the “Cooling Singapore” project. The department is consistently ranked among the top ten Geography departments in the world in the QS World University Rankings, placing ninth (first in Asia) for the 2016 list.

The position is approved for a two-year period starting in January 2017, and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. Informal inquiries regarding the post can be directed to Drs Matthias Roth (geomr@nus.edu.sg) or Winston Chow (winstonchow@nus.edu.sg). An internationally competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience, will be offered to the successful candidate. All applications, including a cover letter, short research statement, and full CV (including a list of publications) together with names and contact information for three references, should be submitted by 30 October 2016 via e-mail to Drs Roth and Chow. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Two PDF positions: Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling Singapore

September 26, 2016 in Positions

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the  Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG), SMART located in Singapore. The job scope is about urban heat island (UHI) effect and its mitigations in Singapore using majorly numerical models (both microscale computational fluid dynamics and numerical weather prediction models). Please see the following links for more details:
and

For more information contact Li Xianxiang

 

 

 

Professor of Environmental Science (rank open), American University, Washington DC

September 10, 2016 in Positions

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2017.  An urban focus is encouraged.

We are particularly interested in those working in applied atmospheric science and employing computational, geospatial, or modeling approaches. Candidates must possess their Ph.D. at the time of application and those with active external funding will be the most competitive. The position also offers opportunities to collaborate with a diverse and interdisciplinary group of environmental and sustainability researchers across the university. A successful candidate will demonstrate or provide evidence of excellence in teaching. The candidate will be expected to mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental, college, and university activities and service.

For a full description and to apply, please use this link: https://apply.interfolio .com/36561 

Closes: Sep 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)
Please contact Steve MacAvoy (macavoy@american.edu) if you have any questions about this position.
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