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29 Aug - 2 Sept 2022

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5 Days

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UNSW Sydney

Important Announcement: COVID-19 Response

The ICUC Organizing Committee recently 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 29th - September 2nd, 2022.


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, on August 29th to September 2nd, 2022.

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.

Conference Chairs and Organisers


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Dr Negin Nazarian

Scientia Fellow, UNSW Built Environment

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Associate Professor Melissa Hart

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Science

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  • Organising Committee

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    Scientia Professor Mat Santamouris

    Publications Chair, UNSW

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    Scientia Professor Deo Prasad

    Finance and Sponsorship Chair, UNSW

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    Professor Richard de Dear

    Program Chair, USyd

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    Dr Aillie Gallant

    Publicity & Public Relations Chair, Monash

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    Dr Riccardo Paolini

    Workshops and Events Chair, UNSW

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  • Scientific committee

    • Peter Armstrong, Khalifa University, UAE 
    • Alexander Baklanov, World Meteorological Organization, Switzerland 
    • Ifeoluwa Balogun, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria 
    • Benjamin Bechtel, Universität Bochum, Germany 
    • Brij Bhushan, Mewar University, India
    • Winston Chow, Singapore Management University, Singapore 
    • Andreas Christen, Universität Freiburg, Germany 
    • Matthias Demuzere, 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, IUM, China 
    • Ariane Middel, Arizona State University, USA 
    • Gerald Mill, University College Dublin, Ireland 
    • Chandana Mitra, Auburn University, USA
    • Dev Niyogi, Purdue University and 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

Important Dates

*Note dates are modified to reflect the new timeline for ICUC11 2022.

  • Feb 21, 2020 - Special Call for sessions/workshops/panel discussions 
  • May 18, 2020 - Extended deadline for session submission 
  • Aug 17, 2021 - Opening of Abstract Submission 
  • Nov 15, 2021 - Deadline for Abstract Submission 
  • Jan 25, 2022 - Acceptance of Abstract 
  • Mar 30, 2022 - Optional full paper and supplementary materials 
  • Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2022 - Conference Day 

Session Theme

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

  • Urban climate processes
  • Urban climate methods
  • Biometeorology & health
  • Integrated assessments of urban climate
  • Climate-conscious design and sustainable development
  • Urban climate policy


  • Urban climate processes

    • 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

    Urban climate methods

    • 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

    Biometeorology & health

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

    Integrated assessments of urban climate 

    • 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-conscious design and sustainable development 

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

    Urban climate policy

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




For information or assistance on ICUC-11, please contact 

General inquiries: 

Contacting the chairs: 

Dr Negin Nazarian: 
Dr Melissa Hart: