Case Study Docking Station Overview

The Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) includes more than 115 city Case Studies, now searchable in this online database–designed to allow for further exploration and examination of cases.


These Case Studies display empirical evidence on what cities are doing on the ground to mitigate and adapt to climate change, across a diverse set of urban challenges and opportunities. The ARC3.2 Case Study Docking Station is designed to inform both research and practice on climate change and cities by enabling initial scientifically valid cross-case comparisons and analysis across a range of social, biophysical, cultural, economic, and political contexts.

For more information about the case study methodology used for ARC3.2 or with questions, comments, or suggestions for the Docking Station please email

UCCRN is currently working towards improving our Case Study Docking System, hence at certain points the files may be inaccessible through the searchable database. A copy of all Case Study Files can be accessed here.


Note about terms used in the Case Study Docking Station:
Human Development Index (HDI) – UNDP measure of life expectancy, education, and income per capita, grouped into four development categories. Higher ratings indicate better outcomes.
Gross National Income (GNI) per capita – GDP plus income earned from foreign workers, divided per capita and grouped into four categories of income. The World Bank Atlas method was used in converting foreign currencies to US$, which reduces the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.
GNI per capita is meant to only serve as an indicator; the Case Study city in question may be richer or poorer.
City and metropolitan areas are measured differently in each country, in some cases data may be unavailable.