January 8, 2017 in Newsletter
January 3, 2017 in Positions
Pending approval, the Department of Climate and Environmental Consultancy of the German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) in Offenbach am Main (Germany) invites applications for a scientist position (full time, starting as soon as possible, ending 31. May 2019).
The position contributes to Module B (http://uc2-3do.org/) of the German research programme„ Urban Climate under Change“ (http://uc2-program.org/), which has been initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The research programme intends to develop an innovative urban climate model that is able to simulate micro-scale atmospheric processes for entire cities.
The position focuses on measuring and evaluating computer simulated thermally driven winds (e.g. valley winds, park breezes) and their impact on ventilation and thermal hot spots in cities.
For further details please refer to the job advertisement web site (only available in German language): https://www.bav.bund.de/SharedDocs/Stellenangebote/DE/DWD/20161945_0002_DWD.html
Please note that German language skills are a prerequisite for the position and the application deadline is 25 January 2017.
Please submit your application via our electronic online application web site http://www.bav.bund.de/Einstieg-EBV
For more information – contact: Meinolf Kossmann email@example.com
December 15, 2016 in Positions
The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) at Arizona State University (ASU) seeks applications for one non-tenure-track position at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate, supervised by Professor David Sailor, the Director of a new Urban Climate Research Center (UCRC) at ASU.
This position presents a unique opportunity to contribute to and expand upon the research thrusts of several ongoing funded projects while also helping to develop new collaborative research efforts across the UCRC.
For further details please see: ASU Postdoc Position Description
Further inquiries should be made to Prof. David Sailor (David.Sailor@asu.edu)
December 5, 2016 in Meetings
CL2.02 Urban climate and urban biometeorology
As the most evident example of land use and land cover change, urban areas play a fundamental role in local to large-scale planetary processes, via modification of heat, moisture, and chemical budgets. With rapid urbanization ramping up globally it is essential to recognize the consequences of landscape conversion to the built environment. Given the capability of cities to serve as first responders to global change, considerable efforts are currently being dedicated across many cities to examine various adaptation and mitigation strategies aimed to offset impacts of rapidly expanding urban environments and influences of large-scale greenhouse gas emissions. This session solicits submissions, from both the observational and modeling communities, examining the spectrum of techniques in which cities can adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The abstract submission deadline is 11 January 2017, 13:00 CET.
Abstracts can be submitted for this session using the link: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2017/session/22751
Detailed information on how to submit an abstract can be found at: http://egu2017.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html
With best wishes,
Sorin Cheval, Matthias Demuzere , Hendrik Wouters , Matei Georgescu (EGU session conveners)
November 24, 2016 in Resources
IAUC Members may be interested in the newly available Global Urban Footprint map available from the European Space Agency.
November 24, 2016 in Meetings
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:
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/
IAUC members may be interested in the special editions of the journals Science and Nature that have recently focused on cities.
These come in advance of the UN Habitat III meeting. IAUC will participate as a part of the WMO delegation at this meeting.
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.
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.’