Dec. 2016 issue of UCN available

January 8, 2017 in Newsletter

The December 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

Table of Contents

News: Plea to US mayors • Breathe less? • Choking on smog • C40 Awards

Features:
CO2 fluxes in Auckland NZ
Energy & carbon balance in Shanghai

Project Reports:
Watering for heat-wave risk
Skin-surface UHI
Biogenic urban CO2

Special Reports:
Habitat III in Quito
Eighteen months of UC news: a review

Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: Walt Dabberdt selected for 2016 Luke Howard Award Award

 

Scientist position: Urban Climate under Change – Germany – Deadline 25 Jan. 2017

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   meinolf.kossmann@dwd.de

 

Postdoctoral Associate @ ASU – Climate & Built Environment

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)

EGU Session: CL2.02 Urban climate and urban biometeorology

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)

ESA Releases new “Global Urban Footprint” map

November 24, 2016 in Resources

IAUC Members may be interested in the newly available Global Urban Footprint map available from the European Space Agency.

 

Conference: Urban Geoinformatics, New Delhi 22-23 Feb 2017

November 24, 2016 in Meetings

Faculty Position in Urban Environmental Planning at ASU

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:
https://geoplan.asu.edu/employment


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/

October 7, 2016 in Meetings, Resources

IAUC members may be interested in the special editions of the journals Science and Nature that have recently focused on cities.

Science: Rise of the City

Nature: A New Urban Agenda

These come in advance of the UN Habitat III meeting.  IAUC will participate as a part of the WMO delegation at this meeting.

 

PLEA Conference 2017: Edinburgh, Scotland 2-5 July 2017

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.

 More details on the conference at: https://plea2017.net/ Submission via the online portal at: https://plea2017.net/submissions/

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.’

Urban Climate Sessions at the American Association for Geographers Meeting April 2017

October 7, 2016 in Meetings

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