Category: Events

UCCRN North American Hub Director hosts Climate Change Workshop

by | February 16, 2017

Franco Montalto, PhD, Co-Director of the UCCRN North American Hub which is hosted at Drexel University, chaired a climate change workshop at Drexel University on January 30th. The workshop consisted of presentations by five students and five faculty members (including Dr Montalto) who attended November 2016’s COP22, which was held in Morocco, as well as an open […]

UCCRN Co-Director gives Walter Orr lecture at 2017 AMS Annual Meeting

by | February 16, 2017

UCCRN Co-Director, Cynthia Rosenzweig, was given the honour of giving the Walter Orr Roberts Lecture at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting held in Seattle from January 22–26, 2017. The Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer is chosen in recognition of significant contributions to the field of atmospheric science through the understanding of atmospheric processes. Titled ‘Developing Climate Risk […]

UCCRN Presents to State Department Delegates

by | February 7, 2017

Between 27-31 January, 19 delegates — from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Russia and Vietnam — visited the U.S. as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This project, titled “Our Planet – Urban Sustainability: Resilient […]

ARC3.2 Findings Presented at the ICSI Conference in Shenzhen, China

by | January 18, 2017

Jeffrey Raven, one of the Coordinating Lead Authors of ARC3.2, recently presented a selection of findings from ARC3.2,  with a focus on climate-resilient urban design, at the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) held in Shenzhen, China from October 17-19 2016. The ICSI is part of the US National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop series on “Toward Developing […]

UCCRN Co-Directors’ Letter to the New York Times

by | December 21, 2016

UCCRN Co-Directors, William Solecki and Cynthia Rosenzweig, recently had their letter to the New York Times published on-line. Writing in response to an Op-Ed article, Cities Must Lead on Climate, they expressed that: Cities can be the catalyst for significant and potentially transformative climate action.  This action needs to not only focus on reducing GHG emissions […]

UCCRN Launches North American Hub at Drexel University

by | November 30, 2016

UCCRN’s North American Hub was officially launched at Drexel University in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Directed by environmental engineering professor Franco Montalto, the Hub’s network of experts consists of over 100 scientists, engineers and planners from across the continent.. UCCRN Co-Director, William Solecki, and UCCRN Program Manager, Somayya Ali Ibrahim, were on hand to officially […]

UCCRN and NASA help NYC and Rio de Janeiro mitigate against climate risks

by | November 18, 2016

UCCRN and NASA co-led a 3-day workshop from November 14-16, 2016 at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS), bringing together researchers and city officials from New York City and Rio de Janeiro to share insights and solutions to mitigate against climate risks affecting two of the world’s largest metropolitan regions. With participants from UCCRN; […]

UCCRN Co-Directors quoted in The Conversation

by | October 9, 2016

UCCRN Co-Directors, Cynthia Rosenzweig and William Solecki, were quoted recently in an article by The Conversation covering essential reads about Hurricane Matthew. As the risks posed by extreme weather grows, cities are responding by developing infrastructure that can both withstand and rebound from storm surges, torrential rain and other extreme weather events. Known as “resilient infrastructure”, […]

UCCRN Launches East Asian Hub in Shanghai

by | August 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

UCCRN’s East Asian Hub was launched in Shanghai on August 19, 2016, in partnership with East China Normal University (ECNU), serving to enable increased collaboration between urban climate change researchers in the East Asian region. The launch event took place concurrently with the Shanghai Forum on Climate Change and Cities, held from August 19th to […]

UCCRN ARC3.2 Members Present at International Urban Adaptation Conference in Italy

by | July 20, 2016

Three UCCRN members were featured at the international conference on Technological and Environmental Design for Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas in Napoli, Italy today. Chantal Pacteau (Coordinating Lead Author of the Mitigation and Adaptation chapter and Co-Director of the UCCRN European Hub), Jeffrey Raven (Co-Lead Author of the Urban Planning and Design chapter), and […]