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WUDAPT Workshop: 5-6 December CUHK, Hong Kong

August 31, 2016 in Meetings

WUDAPT Workshop:  Various Applications of WUDAPT Products

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 5–6 December 2016

The World Urban Database and Access Port Tools (WUDAPT) initiative (http://www.wudapt.org) is a community-driven data collection initiative that draws upon the considerable network of urban climate scientists around the world.

 Various applications of WUDAPT products will be discussed and shared in this workshop. The invited speakers will show how the WUDAPT products can be implemented in climate modeling simulations benefit climate-sensitive urban design and planning.

The workshop goal is to use WUDAPT methods to provide a map of the urban landscapes of each city and assess their climate effects. This will serve as a useful reference and basis to local government and researchers for future urban development.

Papers and posters are invited on WUDAPT applications, result validation methods, urban morphology detection and the global carbon project. Registration is open until 30 September.

Please click here for more workshop details, programme and registration.

Enquiries: Miss Sze-Wai Wong (szewai@cuhk.edu.hk)

13th Symposium on the Urban Environment

August 1, 2016 in Meetings

13th Symposium on the Urban Environment

Seattle, Washington (USA) January 22-26, 2017

The theme for the 2017 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way”. The theme conveys that our first priority should be to obtain the necessary observations and information to address data needs for NWP, climate, situational awareness, economic value of forecasts, societal impacts, etc. Thus we need data-driven and science-driven decisions to move our community and society forward.

Under the auspices of the proposed theme, topics related to advances in observations, modeling, and applications can be explored at the 13th Symposium on the Urban Environment.

Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with urban environment issues, including in-situ and remote-sensing observations, modeling, theoretical, forecasting, and applied studies such as societal and economic impacts of urbanization.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016

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See the full call for papers at: https://annual.ametsoc.org/2017/index.cfm/programs/conferences-and-symposia/13th-symposium-on-the-urban-environment/

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016

August 1, 2016 in Meetings

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016
5-9 September 2016 | Shanghai, China

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The programme for Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 is now available for download at http://www.urbantransitionsconference.com

At the Summit expert keynote speakers and panellists will lead discussion on a range of interdisciplinary topics influencing our built environment, the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our cities and what strategies and models will drive their transition to a more sustainable and resilient future.

Keynote talks and panel sessions will be supplemented by workshops, around 100 contributed presentations and extensive poster sessions covering a variety of cross-sector and cross-discipline research topics including urban climate and climate change adaptation.

AGU Session: Urban Areas and Global Change

July 16, 2016 in Meetings

The AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco 12-16 December 2016 will include a session: “Urban Areas and Global Change”. Abstracts are invited broadly from the urban climate, ecology, flux, biogeochemistry, and related urbanization policy and social science fields.

DEADLINE: 3 August, 11:59 P.M. EDT
For more information and to submit an abstract, please see:
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm16/preliminaryview.cgi/Session12846

Training Workshops: Data Assimilation and Intro to the WRF model

June 10, 2016 in Meetings, Resources

Two training workshops will be held on Sunday, 11 September 2016 in Trieste, Italy, in connection with the EMS Annual meeting & ECAC Conference (www.ems2016.eu ):

– Workshop: Basic Data Assimilation Concepts: http://www.ems2016.eu/workshops/basic_data_assimilation_concepts.html  

– Training workshop on: Introduction to the WRF model: http://www.ems2016.eu/workshops/introduction_to_wrf.html  

Early bird registration is possible until 15 June 2016, next week. The registration deadline for both workshops is 09 July.

For more information, contact
Gert-Jan Steeneveld

Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference Kampala

April 6, 2016 in Meetings

Call for papers for the 2nd Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference for the East and Central African Region http://uidc.siup.ac.ug  5 – 6October 2016.

The main conference theme is Modern Green Dynamics for Metropolis (MGD) – Building and Design of Smart Cities for East and Central Africa
Several conference themes may be relevant to IAUC members:
Designing MGD Smart Cities – Ecological Engineering and Architecture
Physical Planning Education for MGD Smart Cities
City Street Design and City Transport Systems
Environment for Smart Cities

Registration not later than 30th  August 2016,

Papers should be sent to info@idrc-ug.com

Urban Physics Spring School 2016

February 15, 2016 in Meetings

The Urban Physics Spring School 2016 – An international PhD and Masters school  8-13 May 2016, Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

The University of Cyprus (UCY), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich (ETH-Z), and the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e) coorganize a targeted international Masters and PhD school aiming at providing the participants with in-depth knowledge on the latest advances in the fields of climate science, building aerodynamics, urban meteorology & urban microclimate, turbulence, data science and uncertainty quantification as well as on the impacts of these developments on the mitigation of urban heat island, urban energy and the improvement of urban comfort, safety and health.

Limited to 40 participants. Early Bird registration before April 3 2016.

For further information and registration please go to the UPSS 2016 website: www.urbanphysics.org

or contact us:
Academic enquiries: neophytou@ucy.ac.cy  or  www.ucy.ac.cy/en-US/~marinan.aspx
Organizational and administrative enquires: info@easyconferences.eu

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Marina NEOPHYTOU (UCY, Cyprus)
Jan CARMELIET (ETH/Empa, Switzerland)
Bert BLOCKEN (TU/e, The Netherlands & Leuven University, Belgium)

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016

February 15, 2016 in Meetings

Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016 will take place 5-9 September 2016 in Shanghai, China and will bring together researchers, policy-makers, government representatives and practitioners to communicate and share the latest research and practice in these areas. This conference is co-sponsored by the IAUC.

Contributions are invited by 3 March 2016 for presentation alongside 12 high-level invited keynote speakers.

The multi-stream conference programme will comprise nearly 150 oral presentation slots, workshops, panel debates and a large poster session organised around four themes:
•Economically competitive urban futures
•Sustainable and resilient urban futures
•Equitable and inclusive urban societies
•Digitally supported urban futures

Excellent publication opportunities are offered in an Open Access format in Elsevier’s Procedia Engineering or Procedia Environmental Sciences.

For full information and to submit abstracts please visit: http://www.urbantransitionsconference.com/

Please direct any queries to l.copeland@elsevier.com

2nd International Conference on Urban Tree Diversity

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).

Conference: Countering Urban Heat Island through Mitigation and Adaptation

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/

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