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28 Aug - 1 Sept 2023

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5 Days

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UNSW Sydney

Important Announcement: COVID-19 Response

The ICUC Organizing 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.


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.

Conference Chairs and Organisers


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Associate Professor Melissa Hart

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Science

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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

    Sevgi YILMAZ, Atatürk University, Turkey  

Important Dates

*Note dates are modified to reflect the new timeline for ICUC11 2023.

  • Feb 21, 2022 - Special Call for sessions/workshops/panel discussions 
  • Aug 17, 2022 - Opening of Abstract Submission 
  • Nov 15, 2022 - Deadline for Abstract Submission 
  • Jan 25, 2023 - Acceptance of Abstract 
  • Mar 30, 2023 - Optional full paper and supplementary materials 
  • Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2023 - 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: