11th International Conference
on Urban Climate

28 Aug - 1 Sept 2023 | UNSW Sydney

Overview

The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) warmly invite you to the joint 11th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC11) to be held in Sydney, Australia, from August 28th to September 1st, 2023.

The ICUC meetings are preeminent events for the presentation of research on urban climate, at all scales. This conference brings together a diverse international community of researchers, urban planners and designers, and policymakers. 

The conference will provide an international forum where world-leading experts on urban climate can discuss modern developments in research alongside the application of climatic knowledge to the design of better cities.

The ICUC meetings are preeminent events for the presentation of research on urban climate, at all scales. This conference brings together a diverse international community of researchers, urban planners and designers, and policymakers. 

The conference will provide an international forum where world-leading experts on urban climate can discuss modern developments in research alongside the application of climatic knowledge to the design of better cities.

October 2022
Abstract submissions open

31 January 2023
Abstract submissions are now closed

April 2023
Author notifications

Aug 28 – Sep 1, 2023
ICUC is live!

Important Dates

Session Themes

The organising committee has identified six scientific streams for ICUC11, with each stream covering various sessions and plenaries. These streams include:  

  • Boundary layer and urban canopy layer processes
    • Surface and subsurface urban processes
    • Boundary-layer effects
  • Urban hydrology
    • Urban water management and urban flooding
  • Urban air quality
    • Pollutant dispersion in the urban canopy layer
    • Urban greenhouse gas emissions and uptakes in cities
  • Extreme weather and disasters in the urban environment
    • Forecasting and impact assessment of extreme weather events in cities
    • Influence of cities on precipitations and thunderstorms

  • Modelling
    • Multi-scale numerical studies of urban environments
    • Cities in global- and regional-scale climate models
    • Urban canopy parameterizations and models
  • Observations
    • New observational techniques to study urban climate
    • Field campaigns, sensor and network development
    • Urban remote sensing
    • Wind tunnel and scale model outdoor experiments
  • Urban climate informatics
    • IoT sensing, Crowdsourcing, and Citizen Science
    • Infilling urban climate networks with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
    • Urban databases and city analytics
    • Geospatial datasets

  • Methods, applications, and translational research
  • Urban microclimate and comfort
    • Indoor/Outdoor Thermal comfort
    • Physiological impacts of urban heat
  • Urban environmental health

  • Inter-scale interaction of urban phenomena and climate
  • Urban climate and climate change
    • Climate risks and vulnerabilities in urban systems
    • Climate change mitigation & adaptation in urban systems
    • Climate services for cities
  • Integrated urban hydrometeorology, climate and environment systems and services
  • Urban climate vulnerability in developing countries
  • Urban living laboratories: use cases, successful implementation, and challenges

  • Climate-sensitive urban design and planning
  • Building climates and energy

  • Planning and Governance
  • Knowledge transfer of urban climate
    • Urban climate communication
    • Climate-Informed decision-making in cities

  • Urban underground climate and sustainable development
  • WUDAPT - an overview
  • Infectious disease transmission and urban climate: COVID-19 and beyond
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), urban policies and climate actions in developing countries
  • Nature-based solutions for sustainable, resilient and liveable cities
  • Urban heat mitigation: observations, numerical modelling and integrated assessment methods
  • Extreme weather and climate in urban areas, their social impacts, and mitigation
  • Exploring co-benefits of integrated low-carbon urban planning initiatives
  • Mutual effects of COVID-19 pandemic lockdown measures and urban climate
  • Energy and water supply facing compound crises
  • Local Government and Urban Climate Management

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Conference Chairs and Organisers

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Dr Negin Nazarian

Scientia Senior Lecturer | Assistant Professor, UNSW Built Environment

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Associate Professor Melissa Hart

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Science

Scientia Professor Mat Santamouris
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Scientia Professor Deo Prasad
University of New South Wales
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Professor Richard de Dear
University of Sydney
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Professor Xiaoqi Feng
University of New South Wales
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Emeritus Professor Nigel Tapper
Monash University
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Scientific Program Committee

Dr Riccardo Paolini
University of New South Wales
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Dr Mathew Lipson
Bureau of Meteorology
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Publication Committee

Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc
University of Adelaide
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Professor Gerald Mill
University College Dublin
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Community Engagement and Promotion Committee

Dr Matthias Demuzere
Ruhr University Bochum  
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Professor Baojie He
Chongqing University
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Early Career Researcher (ECR) Engagement Committee

Dr Shamila Haddad
ECR Engagement Chair, UNSW
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Dr Shreya Banerjee
Singapore Management University
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Dr Peter Crank
Oklahoma State University, USA
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Dr Kerry Nice
University of Melbourne
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Dr Cho Kwong Charlie Lam
Sun Yat-sen University
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Social Media Committee

Gisel Guzman Echavarria
Arizona State University, USA
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Pui Kwan Cheung
University of Melbourne
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Natasha Picone
Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
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Peter Armstrong, Khalifa University, UAE 

Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland 

Ifeoluwa Balogun, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria 

Benjamin Bechtel, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany 

Brij Bhushan, Mewar University, India

Winston Chow, Singapore Management University, Singapore 

Andreas Christen, Universität Freiburg, Germany 

Matthias Demuzere, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany 

Mat Georgescu, Arizona State University, USA 

Jorge Gonzalez, City College New York, USA 

Sue Grimmond, University of Reading, UK

Akhilesh Gupta, Department of Science and Technology, India

Aya Hagishima, Kyushu University, Japan

Leena Järvi, University of Helsinki, Finland 

Andreas Matzarakis, German Meteorological Service, Germany 

Shiguang Miao, China Meteorological Administration, China 

Ariane Middel, Arizona State University, USA 

Gerald Mill, University College Dublin, Ireland 

Chandana Mitra, Auburn University, USA

Dev Niyogi, University of Texas at Austin, USA

David Pearlmutter, Ben Gurion University, Israel 

Amauri Pereira de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Brazil 

Chao Ren, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong 

David Sailor, Arizona State University, USA 

Jennifer Salmond, University of Auckland, New Zealand 

Nigel Tapper, Monash, Australia 

Mukul Tewari, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Sofia Thorsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Helen Ward, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Jennifer Vanos, Arizona State University, USA 

James Voogt, Western University, Canada

Sevgi Yilmaz, Atatürk University, Turkey

Sponsors

Important Announcement:
COVID-19 Response

The ICUC Organising Committee surveyed the urban climate community in Aug 2020 to ask how COVID may impact their ability to submit an abstract, attend the conference at proposed dates, possible future postponement dates, and what their preferences are for face-to-face versus virtual components. Overall, 217 responses were received from 45 different countries. The complete report of this survey can be found here.

As a conclusion of this survey and given the overwhelming response received, the conference will be postponed to August 28th – September 1st, 2023.