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Urban Climate News June 2019

2019-07-12 in Newsletter

Issue 72, June 2019

The latest issue of “Urban Climate News” (Issue 72, June 2019) is available. It features research insights such as “effects of micro-scale self-shading on wall surface temperatures”, reports about the recent heatwave in Europe, and presents efforts to create an outdoor thermal comfort database.

Urban Climate News March 2019

2019-04-06 in Newsletter

Issue 71, March 2019

The latest issue of “Urban Climate News” (Issue 71, March 2019) is available. It announces the next ICUC conference in Sydney, Australia in 2021, presents research on how to measure productivity of urban vegetation using satellite imagery, and contains an extended Tribute to Professor Arieh Bitan.

Sydney, Australia selected to host ICUC-11 in 2021

2019-04-06 in Newsletter

The next International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-11) will take place in Sydney, Australia from August 30 to September 3, 2021. The Board of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) selected the team in Sydney with its proposal “Cities as Living Labs: Climate, Vulnerability, and Multidisciplinary Solutions“ on April 4, 2019. The Board’s decision follows the results of a membership consultation in March. In the membership consultation, a strong preference for Sydd ney emerged. From a total of 240 voters, 64% ranked Sydney their first choice, followed by 19% that ranked “Hong Kong” first and 17% that ranked “Beijing” first.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) who will host ICUC-11 has also received support from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Board on the Urban Environment (BUE) to run ICUC-11 together with the Symposium on the Urban Environment (AMS-BUE). UNSW will collaborate with other Australian Universities and Research Institutes in hosting this conference.

The next International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-11) will take place in Sydney, Australia between August 30 and September 3, 2021.

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Vote on next ICUC location and timing

2019-03-09 in Newsletter

All active IAUC members have received a personal link per email to a survey where they can indicate their preferences about the location and timing of the next International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-11) in 2021 / 2022.

The following three candidate packages to host ICUC-11 in Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney were selected by the board based on financial viability, logistical feasibility, cultural diversity and the local organizing team and are now forwarded to the membership community in the consultation process:

The IAUC board thanks the candidate teams for preparing proposals to host ICUC-11. We thank everyone for participating in the survey and sharing their preferences and vote. The survey closes Monday, March 25, 23:59 CET.

Election for two Board members

2018-12-12 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.

ICUC-10 / AMS Student Award Winners

2018-10-08 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

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

2018-09-20 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

2018-07-06 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

2018-06-06 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

2018-03-31 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