2022 IAUC Virtual Poster Conference
30 Aug – 1 Sep 2022
2022 Keynote sessions and panels
Urban Climate Informatics: An emerging direction in urban climate research
Speakers: A/Prof. Ariane Middel (Arizona State University) and Dr. Zhonghua Zheng (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Urban climate informatics is a newly evolving research field that takes advantage of four technological trends to answer contemporary climate challenges in cities: advances in sensors, improved digital infrastructure (e.g., cloud computing), novel data sources (e.g., crowdsourced or big data), and leading-edge analytical algorithms and platforms (e.g., machine learning, deep learning). This keynote session will discuss the emerging trends in UCI and directions in addressing urban climate challenges using novel modeling analytics technologies.
Heat health in the built environment
Speakers: Prof. Jason Lee (National University of Singapore) and Dr. Clare Heaviside (University College London)
Extreme temperatures cause more deaths than any other extreme weather event. The excess heat in cities, as well as the larger concentration of people and economic activities, make the urban population particularly vulnerable to health risks due to heat. This keynote panel will engage experts in heat health analyses and discuss future pathways for adaptation and mitigation of this grave concern.
Urban climate justice: interdisciplinary solutions for equitable outcomes
Speakers: A/Prof. Gina Ziervogel (University of Cape Town) and Dr. Chandni Singh (Indian Institute for Human Settlements)
Climate justice seeks to investigate and protect at-risk populations who are disproportionately affected by climate change. The concentration of people, assets and infrastructure mean that cities are vulnerable to climate justice inequities. Further, climate change is likely to exacerbate existing social vulnerabilities. This keynote session will discuss risks associated with urban climate challenges and multidisciplinary approaches to addressing urban climate justice.