Urban Climate Change Research Network
The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) is a consortium of over 550 individuals dedicated to the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation from an urban perspective. UCCRN members are scholars and experts from universities and research organizations. They span a broad range of expertise including climate scientists; urban heat island and air quality experts; climate change impact scientists; social scientists, including political scientists, planners, and economists; and urban designers and planners.
The overall goal of UCCRN is to institutionalize a sustained state-of-the-knowledge assessment process of climate change science, tailored for urban needs while drawing on the experience of cities as they act to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change and disaster risk. In doing this, the program’s researchers and stakeholders aim to provide time-sensitive research to enhance city action on climate change, with a particular emphasis on bridging the gap between leading and lagging cities, and promoting the rapid dissemination of best practices to city stakeholders and decision-makers.
To meet these intentions, the UCCRN leads the Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3), an ongoing assessment process that creates cutting-edge synthesis of scientific, economic, and planning- related research and promotes knowledge-sharing among researchers and urban decision-makers and other stakeholders on mitigation and adaptation in cities. The first ARC3 was published in 2011.
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