You are browsing the archive for Newsletter.

Election for two Board members

December 12, 2018 in Newsletter

We received six nominations for the two Board positions for the term 2019 – 2022.

Therefore, we will hold an election. All members of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) registered on this site by November 6, 2018 are eligible to vote for up to two candidates in the election. Please follow your personal, single-use link sent to you by email. The election closes on December 26, 2018, 23:59 UTC.

Detailed candidate statements and affiliations of all six candidates.

ICUC-10 / AMS Student Award Winners

October 8, 2018 in Awards, IAUC Statements, Members, Newsletter

Congratulations to our student and other award winners at ICUC-10 / the 14th AMS Symposium on the Urban Environment. Here is the list of prizes and awards as announced in the latest newsletter:


“Oral Best Presentation Award”

  • Oscar Brousse, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Peter Crank, Arizona State University, USA
  • Daniel Fenner, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Mariana B. Alfonso Fragomeni, University of Georgia, USA
  • William Morrison, University of Reading, UK

“Oral Presentation Honourable Mention Award”

  • Rainer Hilland, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Saud Al Khaled, Arizona State University, USA
  • Beatriz Sanchez, CIEMAT, Spain
  • Vincenzo Sessa, University of Southampton, UK
  • Erin B. Wetherley, University of California Sann ta Barbara

Read the rest of this entry →

5th International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands Hyderabad, India Dec 2-4, 2019

September 20, 2018 in Newsletter

IC2UHI 2019 organizing team reminds you that the abstracts submission deadline is approaching. You still have 10 days for the submission of your abstract(s).

Submit abstract here

The Fifth International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI), will be devoted to the science, engineering and public policies to help relieve the excess heat and air pollution in urban environments. It has long been recognized that the excessive heat and smog in many cities, the “Urban Heat Island” (UHI), is partly due to the choices of building materials, vegetation and urban design. Scientists, engineers, builders, architects, and government officials concerned with improving the urban environment are urged to participate in the 5th IC2UHI.

Important Dates for the Conference

Abstract  Opening       June 1, 2018
Abstract  Deadline      Sep 30, 2018
Abstract  Acceptance  Nov 30, 2018
Draft Full Paper          April 30, 2019
Return Review             July 15, 2019
Revised Full Paper      Sep 1, 2019

Scientific Scope of the Conference

  • Cool materials development & characteristics
  • Urban vegetation and greenery
  • Measurement techniques and standards
  • Policies, rating and labelling programs
  • Remote sensing of cities and urban climates
  • Outdoor comfort and health in the urban environment
  • Analysis of UHI and its effects across scales
  • Modelling and forecasting urban climate and weather
  • Impact of UHI on the urban economy
  • Resilient design of buildings in response to changing climates
  • Effect of UHI on urban poor
  • Anthropogenic heat and urban morphology
  • Implementation of urban heat mitigation strategies
  • Any other topic related to Urban Heat Island

It is proposed to publish accepted papers in electronic conference proceedings with Elsevier and selected papers in Energy and Buildings Journal Special Issue: Countering urban Heat Island (UHI) and Climate Change Through Mitigation and Adaptation.

Venue & Secretariat:

Center for IT in Building Science
IIIT, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Telangana, India-500032
E-mail: info@heatislandcountermeasures.org

Conference Chair

Prof. Hashem Akbari
Concordia University Montreal
E-mail: hakbari@encs.concordia.ca

Organising Chair

Prof. Vishal Garg
IIIT Hyderabad
E-mail: vishal@iiit.ac.in

 

June 2018 issue of the Urban Climate News

July 6, 2018 in Newsletter

The June 2018 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available!
Read about:

  • New IAUC statement on Diversity and a Special Report on Women in STEMM leadership
  • Weather at the World Cup
  • 6 Research priorities for Cities and Climate Change
  • Burning Man Experiment
  • Climate studies in Glasgow, UK
  • Urban climate, urban biometeorology, and science tools for cities at EGU 2018

and more!

New IAUC Board Executive

June 6, 2018 in Newsletter

Please join me in welcoming our new Board Executive: President-Elect, Nigel Tapper (Monash University, Australia) and Secretary-Elect Andreas Christen (University of Freiburg, Germany).

Nigel is a current member of the IAUC Board completing a 4 year term as an elected Board Member. Andreas rejoins the Board after serving a 4 year term as an elected Board member from 2012-2016.

They will begin their 4 year terms in August at the time of ICUC-10.

Thanks to Secretary David Sailor and Past-Secretary Rohinton Emmanuel for their help in running the search and election process on behalf of the Board.

 

Urban Climate News – new issue available

March 31, 2018 in Newsletter

The March 2018 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available. You can access it from  the menu on the bottom left of this page or from the archive on our Resources Page

December 2017 issue of Urban Climate News

December 29, 2017 in Newsletter

The December 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News (Issue 66) is now available.
On behalf of Editor David Pearlmutter and the entire UCN Team, Happy 2018!

ICUC-10 Abstract Deadline Revised to Jan 2, 2018

December 29, 2017 in Newsletter

The deadline for abstracts submission for the 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/14th Symposium on the Urban Environment (ICUC10) has been extended to January 2, 2018. The conference will be held in New York City, 6 – 10 August 2018.

There is NO FEE to submit an abstract! Detailed information, the call for papers and the link to the abstract submission portal are all available on the conference webpage.

Note to students from developing countries:  We have secured financial assistance for limited travel support for students from developing countries in need of travel assistance.  We encourage these students to submit their abstracts and request travel assistance in the abstract submission form.  Travel awards will be granted after the abstract acceptance time.

Note to colleagues from countries banned from entering US:  We encourage citizens from countries currently banned from entering the US to also submit an Abstract before the deadline. The Organizers are working to accommodate their research into the conference.

For further information; feel free to contact the Local Organizers; Profs. Jorge E. González and Prathap Ramamurthy of the City College of New York; at icuc10@icuc10.org

Summer 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News

June 29, 2017 in Newsletter

The June 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

The First Call for Papers for ICUC-10 is available beginning on pg 38 of this issue.

Accepting Nominations – Luke Howard Award

April 17, 2017 in Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations to the ‘Luke Howard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Urban Climatology.’ 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.

Submit complete nomination packets (single electronic submission) to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Nigel Tapper: nigel.tapper@monash.edu

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 June 9, 2017.
  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 July 14, 2017.

Nominations will be active for three years, and updated information may be submitted for consideration in the second and third years.

The IAUC Awards committee will recommend the name of a recipient for consideration and approval by the IAUC Board.

Previous winners include:
2016 Dr. Walter Dabberdt, Vaisala Group, USA
2015 Prof. Emeritus Anthony Brazel, Arizona State University, USA
2014 Prof. Manabu Kanda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2013 Professor Emeritus Yair Goldreich, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2010 Professor John Arnfield, The Ohio State University, USA
2009 Professor Sue Grimmond, King’s College, UK
2008 Professor Bob Bornstein, San José State University, USA
2007 Professor (Emeritus) Masatoshi Yoshino, University of Tsukuba, Japan
2006 Professor Arieh Bitan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2005 Professor Ernesto Jauregui, UNAM, Mexico
2004 Professor Tim Oke, UBC, Canada

Nominations should reach the Awards Committee Chair (Dr. Nigel Tapper, email above) by 14 July 2017.

Skip to toolbar