Urban climate and resiliency: A synthesis report of state of the art and future research directions

Jorge E. González, Prathap Ramamurthy, Robert D. Bornstein, Fei Chen, Elie R. Bou-Zeid, Masoud Ghandehari, Jeffrey Luvall, Chandana Mitra, Dev Niyogi

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The Urban Climate and Resiliency-Science Working Group (i.e., The WG) was convened in the summer of 2018 to explore the scientific grand challenges related to climate resiliency of cities. The WG leveraged the presentations at the 10th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC10) held in New York City (NYC) on 6–10 August 2018 as input forum. ICUC10 was a collaboration between the International Association of Urban Climate, American Meteorological Society, and World Meteorological Organization. It attracted more than 600 participants from more than 50 countries, resulting in close to 700 oral and poster presentations under the common theme of “Sustainable & Resilient Urban Environments”. ICUC10 covered topics related to urban climate and weather processes with far-reaching implications to weather forecasting, climate change adaptation, air quality, health, energy, urban planning, and governance. This article provides a synthesis of the analysis of the current state of the art and of the recommendations of the WG for future research along each of the four Grand Challenges in the context of urban climate and weather resiliency; Modeling, Observations, Cyber-Informatics, and Knowledge Transfer & Applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100858
JournalUrban Climate
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies
  • Atmospheric Science


  • Climate adaptation
  • Cyber-systems for urban climate and weather
  • Extreme urban weather
  • Knowledge transfer of urban climate data
  • Modeling and observations of extreme urban weather
  • Urban climate resiliency


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