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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

December 2017 issue of Urban Climate News

2017-12-29 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

2017-12-29 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

Summer 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News

2017-06-29 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

2017-04-17 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:

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.

Urban Climate News – March 2017 Edition

2017-04-01 in Newsletter

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

Table of Contents

News:  C40 winners, Cities continue fight against climate change, Google assessment of US roofs for solar power, Urban ants, 100 Chinese cities with over 1 million residents

Linking indoor climates to weather, behaviour & building design.
Project Reports:
Urban methane exchange
District cooling strategies for Toulouse

Special Reports:
Urban focus at AGU
AMS Annual Meeting report
Award for Tony Brazel

Bibliography: Recent publications
Conferences: Upcoming gatherings
IAUC Board: IAUC Board Statement on the US Executive Order

Dr Walter Dabberdt selected for 2016 Luke Howard Award

2017-01-08 in Newsletter

The IAUC is pleased to announce that Dr Walter Dabberdt (Vaisala Group, USA) has been selected as the 2016 Luke Howard Award winner.

The full award citation is available in the just released Dec. 2016 issue of the Urban Climate News, or from the Luke Howard Award page.

Dec. 2016 issue of UCN available

2017-01-08 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

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


New issue of the Urban Climate News now available

2016-10-01 in Newsletter

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