Category: In the Press

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 […]

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 […]

ARC3.2 Co-Editor Shobhakar Dhakal Calls For Building Smarter Cities To Cut Emissions

by | December 9, 2016

As part of EconoTimes’ Climate Change Series, ARC3.2 Co-Editor Shobhakar Dhakal Shobhakar Dhakal sheds light on how we can cut emissions by half by 2040 and limit warming to 1.5°C through building smarter cities. Cities are key to stopping drastic climate change, and yet future population growth is forecasted to occur almost entirely in cities, especially in China […]

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 […]

ARC3.2 successfully launched at Habitat III in Ecuador

by | October 19, 2016

UCCRN launched its Second UCCRN Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. The 800-page report is a follow-up to the well-received ARC3.2 Summary for City Leaders, which was launched at the ICLEI Agora during the COP21 Climate Summit for Local […]

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 Contributors Featured in New York Magazine

by | September 23, 2016

UCCRN Co-Director, Bill Solecki, and our UCCRN members Klaus Jacob and Vivien Gornitz were quoted recently in a New York Magazine article written by Andrew Rice about the future of New York City and the effects of sea level rise due to climate change. The article is the result of a four-year collaboration among Rice, […]

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 […]

Remembering Alex Aylett

by | July 25, 2016

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of UCCRN colleague, Alex Aylett, on July 23. Alex was a Lead author of the ARC3.2 Governance and Policy chapter, Professor of Urban Sustainability Governance and Innovation at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Montreal, co-founder of ecoHackMTL, and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.” Our condolences to […]