Urban Climate News

Harvey Miller to give Comeaux Lecture, March 14

16th Annual Malcolm Comeaux Lecture: Harvey Miller

Tuesday, March 14 at 5pm

Big Data for Healthy Places: Building Healthier Environments through Opportunistic GIScience

Harvey Miller, DIrector of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at The Ohio State University will give the 16th Annual Malcolm Comeaux Lecture, sponsored by the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at ASU.

This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For further details and to RSVP, visit:


Featured Research – Georgescu

Figure 1In 2014, ASU’s Matei Georgescu along with colleagues at the US EPA published “Urban adaptation can roll back warming of emerging megapolitan regions” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). This paper was recently heralded as a “highly cited paper” by Web of Science, meaning it is in the top 1% of publications in the field of Geosciences based on number of citations. One key result of this study suggests that projected urban growth in the US will result in urban warming that is comparable in magnitude to that expected to result from greenhouse gas-induced warming. The article can be downloaded from Matei’s  Research Gate profile at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matei_Georgescu2

Follow UCRC Researchers at 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment at AMS

ams-sealThe 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment is being held at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) from January 22-26 in Seattle Washington. Many UCRC faculty affiliates and their students will be authoring/presenting papers and posters, including:
Paul Chakalian, Peter Crank, Kamil Kaloush, Scott Krayenhoff, Alex Mahalov, Mohamed Moustaoui, Ariane Middel, David Sailor, Zhihua Wang, and others.

Faculty Affiliate Ariane Middel Elected to Board of the IAUC

lady-taking-pictureThe International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC) recently announced that Ariane Middel, a faculty affiliate of the UCRC and Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability was elected to a 4-year term (2016-2020) as a member of the Board. The IAUC is the premier international organization for researchers engaged in all aspects of urban climate scholarship.

Urban Climate Research Center Launches!

picture1In November, 2016 the new Urban Climate Research Center was officially approved by ASU Provost Mark Searle. We will be rolling out the official launch of the center over the coming weeks, including updates to the UCRC web site and associated social media infrastructure. For further information contact us at urbanclimate@asu.edu and follow us on Twitter @ASUrbanClimate