Category: News

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; […]

ARC3.2 launch featured on Earth Institute’s State of the Planet blog

by | November 4, 2016

The Earth Institute’s State of the Planet Blog, a part of the Columbia University, recently featured the launch of UCCRN’s ARC3.2 report, which was held at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. ARC3.2 is the second in an ongoing series of global, interdisciplinary, cross-regional, science-based assessments to address […]

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

by | October 21, 2016

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

UCCRN at ICLEI Resilient Cities 2016

by | July 7, 2016

UCCRN presented at the ICLEI Resilient Cities Congress in Bonn, Germany from July 4th – 7th 2016. The Congress was attended by 320 participants from 45 countries, with approximately 150 speakers in 34 sessions. An ARC3.2 panel discussion was hosted by Somayya Ali Ibrahim, International Program Manager at UCCRN, and Chantal Pacteau, Co-Director of the […]