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
What does it take to do an integrated assessment of overheating impacts on human life?
It turns out: 17 experts (from 11 global institutes), reviews of 10 subfields in urban heat research, 3 yrs of discussions, and 3 rounds of rewriting🙂
And lots of learning (&🍷😱🍷), ofc! https://t.co/yHAxO1Opr1
— Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) August 24, 2022
The Climate-Resilient Cities lab welcomed the first international guests today @HarroJongen Esther Peerlings @WUR meteorology & Jake Vile @UofIResearch, sharing their research with our group!
Now we just need to wait for the remaining 400 to arrive for the @ICUC11Sydney 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eMyImFcb6e
— Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) August 14, 2023
A special new paper alert📢the very first of @JiachenLuMet🎉🥂
"Novel Geometric Parameters for Assessing Flow Over Realistic Vs Idealized Urban Arrays" w @melissatraveler, Alberto Martilli @CIEMAT_OPI & Scott Krayenhoff @uofg
— Negin Nazarian (@NeginNazarian) July 12, 2023
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.