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Urban Climate Research Center

Urban Climate Research Center

Urban Climate Research Center

Sustainable Urban Climates for Improved Quality of Life in Cities



UCRC Poster Event 2020–RSVP required!

UCRC Poster Event 2020–RSVP required!

We are excited to announce the 3rd annual Urban Climate Research Center Poster Event. This year’s event includes posters from 8 ASU schools and collaborators at 4 other universities. As it will be online, we REQUIRE participants to RSVP in advance so that we can send you the zoom links and password to attend this unique event, which will […]

UCRC Exploring Cool Pavements in Phoenix

UCRC Exploring Cool Pavements in Phoenix

This summer the City of Phoenix has been experimenting with a cool-seal product that replaces the traditional very dark seal coat that is applied to streets every 3-5 years with a more solar-reflective coating that holds promise for cooling the city. ASU’s Urban Climate Research Center has been partnering with the city to evaluate the […]

The motley drivers of heat and cold exposure in 21st century US cities

The motley drivers of heat and cold exposure in 21st century US cities

Ashley Broadbent, an Assistant Research Professor in Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and faculty affiliate of the Urban Climate Research Center, together with colleagues Scott Krayenhoff and Matei Georgescu, has recently published “The motley drivers of heat and cold exposure in 21st century US cities” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). […]