The 21st Century is an urban century, with six billion (>66% of the world population) projected to call cities home by 2050. Our vision is to ensure that these future cities are climate-resilient, sustainable, and livable.
Welcome to Climate-Resilient Cities Lab!
We are a multidisciplinary group, led by Dr Negin Nazarian, dedicated to exploring the climate impact in the built environment and realizing pathways to making our cities climate-resilient. Through our research, we aim to address the pressing challenges of urban climate (such as urban heat, ventilation, energy, and air quality) using a range of established and emerging methods such as climate modeling, environmental sensing, and IoT technologies. Our team spans a broad range of expertise including climate scientists, engineers, data experts, and architects, and we aspire to enhance cutting-edge scientific, economic, and planning-related research that can aid decision-makers and stakeholders about the impacts of climate change on cities.
News & Updates
Is the Urban Heat Island intensity relevant for heat mitigation studies?
In this short communication in #UrbanClimate, we use clear examples to show that cooling strategies in cities should focus on urban heat & not UHI intensity: https://t.co/QKZpsd2FIo
Free access till Dec 21 pic.twitter.com/cSUQiNqMnf
— Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) November 4, 2019
Last few yrs, my team has been working on methods to enable personal heat exposure assessments & better evaluate how our lives are impacted by heat.
So I was invited by ERL to conduct a systematic review of the field & happy to announce it’s now published https://t.co/6HOYLgRDSe pic.twitter.com/uWDhV6rB7y
— Dr. Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) March 1, 2021
It’s time to end 2+ amazing months as a visiting scholar @MIT Building Technology, where I collaborated with my former supervisor & forever mentor Les Norford.— Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) January 18, 2020
Truly grateful for many inspiring exchanges & look forward to future collaborations of @MITarchitecture & @UNSWBuiltEnv pic.twitter.com/TejY1y9wRo
Great informal discussion last night after sessions @ametsoc #AMS100 on challenges facing urban climate community. Of particular importance is definition and effective communication of meaningful urban heat metrics. Too much confusion in recent literature regarding "the UHI"! pic.twitter.com/MP4uGfZe57
— Urban Climate Research Center (@ASUrbanClimate) January 16, 2020
Network & International Research Collaborations
Our team members and students have the opportunity to collaborate with our sister labs all around the world. Dive into the details of these labs by clicking on the dots.