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 The Urban Climate Research Center (UCRC) employs a collaborative social/physical science framework to address critical issues in the urban atmospheric environment. Our core mission is to advance fundamental knowledge of processes in the urban atmosphere, and related interactions among urban systems by supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary research activities of our faculty affiliates.

The center integrates social and physical science in this domain to develop and test urban design/management policies and strategies that enhance the productivity, health, and sustainability of urban populations. End point concerns for this center include extreme heat, air quality, flooding & drought, urban ecology, and infrastructure services including energy, water, and transportation.



January 2016 — Ongoing