March 2015 Issue of the Urban Climate News now available

April 7, 2015 in Newsletter

Issue 55 of the Urban Climate News  is now available.  It contains two feature articles – on temperature projection in Hong Kong and heat mitigation through urban design in Phoenix as well as a special report on meetings in Barcelona addressing urban green infrastructure.

Call for proposals to host ICUC-10

March 31, 2015 in Newsletter

The call for proposals to host ICUC-10 is now available.

As a first step we invite ‘expressions of interest’ from those interested in hosting ICUC-10.
The expression of interest should be brief (~1 page) and should indicate the proposed location (city,
country), organizer’s name, institutional affiliation(s) and the likely time frame for the conference. This
information can be submitted as an email to the Secretary of the IAUC, David Sailor (sailor@pdx.edu) by
April 15, 2015.

Full proposals will be due 15 June 2015 and proposers will be invited to make a presentation to the IAUC Board in Toulouse on the afternoon of Sunday July 19, 2015.

For more information, please see the full text: CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ICUC-10.

Call for Papers: 4th ANCST Workshop – Climate Change and Urban Environment

January 21, 2015 in Newsletter

ANCST Workshop on “Climate Change and Urban Environment”
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 15-17 July 2015

The Workshop will serve as a platform for researchers, experts and environmental organizations from Asia and others countries to interact, share knowledge and expertise as well as build capacity in research and education on climate change and the urban environment. An important objective is to discuss future actions and establishment of a special interest group on climate change and the urban environment under the aegis of ANCST, which would then implement the actions and coordinate with other groups in Asia working on climate change. Topics to be discussed in the workshop including:

  • Present /future Asian urban met and climate,( data ,modelling, types of Asian megacity ,downwind / mesoscale effects)
  • Pollution and environment – data requirements, modeling, trends in emissions including forest burning, transport technology, etc.;
  • Urban environment as it affects individuals and whole population ( heat , water vapor, air pollutions, high/low winds, urban flooding);
  • Urban-coastal-mountain environmental interactions;
  • Halocarbon and other emerging pollutants;
  • Effect of pollution to regional weather and climate;
  • Long-range transports of atmospheric pollutants on downstream climate;
  • PM2.5 and the cleaning technologies;
  • Clean Energy and Low Carbon Transport;
  • Interaction between air pollutants and climate change
  • How to mitigate adverse effects- transport planning and technology, urban planning, flood control, dealing with complex effects/solutions (eg desertification, forest fires,power sources…)
  • Future Cities

Papers in the above areas are invited for the workshop. Selected technical papers will be recommended to the Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (JA&WMA) for publication.

For more information see: http://www.ancst.org/?p=330

Winter 2014 edition of the Urban Climate News now available

January 12, 2015 in Newsletter

The winter 2014 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Some highlights of this edition:

In the News:  Compiled by W. Chow
Feature: Intra-urban vulnerability to heat-related mortality in New York City (J. K. Rosenthal)
Project Report: Evaluation and public display of urban patterns of human thermal conditions (URBAN-PATH project);  (S. Savić, J. Unger)
Project Report: Developing a Global Urban Climate Database: WUDAPT (G.Mills J. Ching, L. See)
Special Report: A tribute to Mexico’s city climate pioneer, Ernesto Jáuregui (T.R. Oke)
Recent publications in Urban Climatology (M. Demuzere)

Call for nominations: Luke Howard Award

December 25, 2014 in Newsletter

The call for nominations to the ‘Luke Howard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Urban Climatology’ is now open. The Luke Howard Award may be given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of urban climatology in a combination of research, teaching, and/or service to the international community of urban climatologists.

 IAUC members are requested to nominate suitable candidates for the Luke Howard Award.  The person making the nomination will act as the coordinator to put together a nomination package (including a CV of the nominee and three letters of recommendation).  Self nominations are not permitted and current Awards Committee members cannot be evaluated.  Complete nomination packets (single electronic submission) are to be submitted to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr Jason Ching jksching@gmail.com.

 Luke Howard Award Nomination Process

1.  Inform the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee of the intent to nominate an individual.  The intent to nominate should be communicated via email to the Awards Committee Chair by January 15, 2015.

2.  Nomination materials should be collected by a nomination coordinator (i.e. the person notifying the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee that a particular person will be nominated);

3.  The coordinator should collect the following documentation:
a) a five page candidate CV
b) three letters of recommendation from IAUC members from at least two different countries which are two pages in length.

4.  Complete packages should reach the Chair by February 28, 2015.

ICUC9 / SUE12 Abstract deadline extended to Dec 12, 2014

December 3, 2014 in Newsletter

Submission for abstracts for the joint ICUC9 / SUE12 in Toulouse  20-24 July 2015 has been extended to Friday December 12, 2014. Follow the links below for abstract and conference information.

Abstract submission

Conference Info: http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/

For additional scientific information please contact the local scientific committee (Valéry Masson and Aude Lemonsu) at icuc9@meteo.fr.
For any technical information on the submission procedure, please contact: icuc9.secretary@meteo.fr.

ICUC9 / SUE12 – Abstract submissions due December 1

November 27, 2014 in Newsletter

The joint 9th International Conference on Urban Climate and 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment (SUE), sponsored by the International Association for Urban Climate and the American Meteorological Society, will be held in Toulouse, France, 20-24 July 2015.

For this edition, a special focus will be put on climate change mitigation & adaptation in urban environments, as well as on the transfer to institutional stakeholders and urban planners. Of course, the traditional topics covered by ICUC and SUE related to advances in observations, modeling, and applications are also eligible.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban environments
  • Transfer of urban climate knowledge to urban planners
  • Study of urban climate processes
  • Geospatial datasets
  • New observational and modeling techniques and methods to study urban climates
  • Bioclimatology and public health
  • Urban design with climate
  • Urban planning with climate
  • Interdisciplinarity

Conference Info: http://www.meteo.fr/icuc9/

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is open until December 1, 2014

Two faculty positions at Arizona State University

October 22, 2014 in Newsletter

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University seeks scholars in Atmospheric Sciences, Geography or related fields who will develop independently funded research programs supporting the School’s mission of creating and sharing new knowledge in the fields of meteorology and climatology. Positions include:

• Open rank faulty position for a recognized scholar (JOB#10965)

• Assistant or Associate Professor position (JOB#10961)

Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 2015. For complete qualification/application information please go to: http://geoplan.asu.edu/facultypositions. Review of applications for will begin December 10, 2014; if not filled, every week thereafter until each search is closed.

JURSE 2015

October 18, 2014 in Newsletter

The Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event 2015 to be held 30 March – 1 April 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland features a special session on “Monitoring and modelling of urban heat islands – recent advances and common opportunities from urban remote sensing and urban climatology perspectives.”

Poster presentations for this session and other presentations for the conference can be submitted up to 24 October 2014 via the conference website.

Further information on the special session is available from Benjamin Bechtel.

 

Urban Climate News: Issue 53, Sept 2014 now available

October 13, 2014 in Newsletter

The fall 2014 edition of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Some highlights of this edition:

  • A Feature Article on “Heat waves in urban areas” by D. Li and E. Bou-Zeid
  • An Urban Project report on “Street tree diversity: Impacts on climate and comfort in Melbourne” by R. Sanusi and S.J. Livesley
  • Conference Report: City climate at IGU in Kraków (D. Pearlmutter)
  • Meet the new IAUC Board Members