October 9, 2015 in Meetings
In February 2016, Melbourne will be hosting the 2nd International Conference on Urban Tree Diversity.
The conference website can be found at www.urbantreediversity.org.
This conference is OPEN for ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS (deadline 23 October 2015)
Five leading experts in urban tree research and management practice will make plenary presentations at this event:
- Susan Day (Viriginia Tech, USA) will present her research and progress of an ongoing USA program to promote urban forestry training and education.
- C Y Jim (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong) will present on the challenges and opportunities of urban tree management in a rapidly growing Asian urban context.
- Diane Pataki (University of Utah, USA) is a leading researcher of urban tree physiology and ecology, particularly in the context of hot, dry cities.
- Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch (SLU, Sweden) will bring a vision of community participation and engagement to drive positive and lasting change in our urban forests.
- Anne Jaluzot (Urban Green planning consultant, UK) Lead author for the Tree Design and Action Group (TDAG): ‘Trees in Hard Landscapes: A Guide for Delivery’ (2014) and ‘Trees in the Townscape: Guide for Decision Makers’ (2012).
October 3, 2015 in Meetings
The conference ‘Countering Urban Heat Island and Climate Change through Mitigation and Adaptation’ will be held 30 May – 1 June 2016 at the Stephen Riady Centre, University Town, National University of Singapore. Abstracts are due: 31-Oct-2015 11:59 PM (GMT +8:00)
For more information visit http://www.ic2uhi2016.org/
September 28, 2015 in Positions
The technical lead for the UK’s community land surface scheme, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES), is currently being advertised (see http://careers.metoffice.gov.uk/current-vacancies).
The closing date for applications is the 12th October (i.e., in two weeks time).
September 24, 2015 in Positions
The meteorology and air quality section of Wageningen University is recruiting a postdoc and PhD student to work on the research project “The Windy City” which aims to enhance the understanding of the spatial and temporal behavior of wind and turbulence in urban areas. The PhD project focusses on understanding the interactions between wind profiles in urban areas and the countryside, wave propagation by high buildings, as well as novel large-eddy simulations of wind and turbulence in a real-world city. The Postdoc project develops a large-eddy simulation model for the urban environment connected the atmospheric boundary layer, both for idealised and real world cities.
For more information about the two positions, please consult these weblinks:
PhD student: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/WUR/vacancy/29809/lang/en
September 20, 2015 in Positions
The Institute of Future Cities at The Chinese University of Hong Kong is looking for suitably qualified, young and energetic researchers and scholars to join its existing team to work on projects and topics related to (A) climate change and urban climate, (B) urban climate and health, (C) urban climate and space use, (D) urban climate and ageing, (E) urban climate, human thermal comfort and urban living, (F) urban climate and architectural design, and (G) urban climate and urban design and planning.
Research Assistant Professors
Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistants
For more information on the institute visit: http://www.iofc.cuhk.edu.hk/
September 17, 2015 in Meetings
International Winter Cities Symposium, hosted by the Ataturk University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, will be held in Turkey’s favourite winter city, Erzurum, in February 10-12, 2016. The symposium, which includes presentations of the invited speakers, will seek answers to the question of “How should a liveable winter city be?”.
The symposium addresses issues in a wide range from urban scale to inner and outer space design and tries to discuss both problems and solutions. Moreover, it is especially aimed to adapt growing importance of sustainable planning, energy efficiency and ecological development for winter cities.
IAUC Members will find many relevant themes including: cold climate sensitive planning and urban design, thermal comfort in winter cities, open space design and uses in winter cities, architectural design for cold climate conditions and others.
Abstracts are due 30 October 2015.
For more information: Winter Cities 2015
September 17, 2015 in Meetings
Rome 2015 – Science Symposium on Climate will be held 19-20 November 2015 at FAO Headquarter in Rome) will focus on the multidisciplinary dimension of Climate Sciences in order to address the advances in Climate Sciences, Adaptation and Climate Impacts, Mitigation Strategies.
September 30, 2015: deadline for submission of short abstracts (note this has been extended).
Participation is free but registration is required.
Urban-related topics are included in the conference themes: ‘Climate change and the future of land system and biodiversity’, and ‘Climate change response actions’
For details see http://www.rome2015.it/call-for-abstracts/
September 17, 2015 in Positions
The Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) seeks a Post-doctoral Researcher to work on the research project URBANFLUXES (H2020 no. 637519).
Closing date for applications is Oct. 31, 2015.
URBANFLUXES (http://urbanfluxes.eu) will investigate the potential of Earth Observation (EO) to retrieve the anthropogenic heat flux, as a key component in the urban energy budget and by developing a method capable of deriving it from space. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the URBANFLUXES consortium and will focus on combining of EO and urban climate methodologies to derive urban energy budget fluxes from Copernicus Sentinels synergistic observations for the cities of Heraklion, London and Basel.
For a full job description please see http://www.iacm.forth.gr/index_main.php?l=en&group=0&page=jobs