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35th International Geographical Congress

August 2430, 2024
Dublin, Ireland

The IGC 2024 will continue the tradition of previous congresses in recognising that our world faces many common natural and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. Geography as a discipline, its skills, attributes and the geographic mindset has much to offer other disciplines, policymakers, officials, politicians, and our wider communities. The theme of our congress is ‘Celebrating a World of Difference’ and we are strongly focused through our academic and fieldwork programme on supporting intercultural awareness and understanding; promoting intellectual diversity as a strength; bringing geographic research and thinking beyond the congress walls; and grappling with the complex interconnections between people, place and the natural world. In an increasingly contested, fragmented and troubled world, celebrating difference as a strength and acknowledging our common humanity is essential.

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20th International days on thermal science and energy

October 2931, 2024
Paris, France

The conference International Days on Thermal Science and Energy, formerly better known as Journées internationales de thermique, celebrates 40 years of existence. The 20th Edition, JITH 2024, is now launched.

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

December 913, 2024
Washington D.C., United States

Non-exhaustive list of urban-climate related sessions:

  • GC161 – Urban Areas and Global Change

Both physical and socio-economic dimensions of urbanization play pivotal roles in influencing Earth system processes and human society. Understanding these impacts from local to global scales requires methods and expertise from various scientific fields. This session invites observational and modeling studies of biogeochemical, biophysical, and socio-ecological interactions within human-land-atmosphere systems in and in relation to urban areas. We also welcome studies examining socio-institutional and technological pathways affecting spatiotemporal patterns of urban carbon emissions and energy demand.

Potential topics include:

  • Urban water, energy, and biogeochemical cycles of the past, present, and future.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand due to urbanization.
  • Urban impacts on landscapes, climate, and air quality across scales.
  • Influence of socio-economic dynamics and socio-political conditions, and their implications, on policy and urban planning.

Perspectives from various researchers and practitioners, from natural and social scientists to engineers and planners, who develop/deploy new measurement and scaling tools, are encouraged.

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  • GC025 – Advancing Representation of Urban Processes and Dynamics in Models Across Scales

 Cities are important drivers of climate change, hotspots of climate impacts, and fundamental foci of climate solutions. Due to the dearth of urban observations and the importance of understanding future changes, models are critical for simulating urban processes and their complex interactions with background climate across scales. However, urban representations in models are fraught with uncertainties and crude assumptions. This session invites submissions of modeling efforts including new parameterizations, new datasets, model improvements, and evaluation to advance the representation of coupled human-urban-Earth dynamics across scales: i.e., from large-eddy simulators to mesoscale models to Earth system models. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: advancements in representation of urban biophysical, and biogeochemical processes, urban vegetation, building and transportation energy use and emissions, urban morphology and surface heterogeneity, air pollution, dynamic urbanization, infrastructure systems, and socioeconomic processes. We encourage submissions on not only process-based modeling, but also data-driven machine learning models.

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ICUC12 – 12th International Conference on Urban Climate

July 711, 2025
World Trade Center, Rotterdam, The NEtherlands

The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) warmly invites you to the 12th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC12) to be held from July 7 to 11, 2025, in Rotterdam (The Netherlands). The call for ICUC12 (Special) Sessions and Workshops is OPEN! Read the call here and submit a proposal for (special) session or workshop if interested.

The call for ICUC12 (Special) Sessions and Workshops is OPEN! Read the call here and submit a proposal for (special) session or workshop if interested. The (special) session template can be downloaded from here; the workshop template can be downloaded from here. Send the (special) session and workshop proposals to and until August 15th 2024.

The call for abstracts will open likely on October 1st! Stay tuned!

The ICUC12 aims to bring together scientists, practitioners, lecturers and innovators from all over the globe to present, discuss and advance the scientific, societal, and educational forefronts in the field of urban climate in its broadest definition.

The conference will develop a series of oral and poster sessions to convey science messages, keynote lectures, but also an early career scientist event, and discussion platforms. The theme will be “Heritage as urban climate challenge”. We define Heritage in the broadest sense; not only historical and/or listed buildings and sites, but the totality of the existing built environment we inherit as a society. Furthermore, we also open the door to you as community working in the field of urban climate to actively shape the conference.

Past events

European Geophysical Union

April 2328, 2023
Vienna, Austria

The EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Bochum Urban Climate Summer School

September 2629, 2022
Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

BUCSS22 aims to provide a general introduction to different facets of urban climatology with a special focus on urban climate informatics. BUCSS22’s goal is to provide structured information and skill-building capabilities related to urban climate monitoring, remote sensing and modelling, thereby strengthening an active pool of young scientists to tackle the major urban sustainability challenges of future generations. We plan state-of-the-art lectures and hands-on tutorials on remote sensing in urban areas, crowd-sourcing and urban climate modelling at various spatial scales taught by young and senior researchers.

IAUC Virtual Poster Conference

August 30September 1, 2022

COVID19 has resulted in the postponement of the ICUC11, which will now be running Aug 28 – Sept 1, 2023. The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) hosted the virtual poster conference in 2022 to  ensure ongoing engagement in our community. This event provided an opportunity for the community to come together in an interactive and engaging virtual space to share our research. Members of the community had the opportunity to present posters in a virtual poster room, with poster sessions held throughout different time zones so that all can be involved. We also presented a series of keynote speakers, special sessions, and networking and professional development events


August 610, 2018
New York, USA

10th International Conference on Urban Climate/ 14th Symposium on the Urban Environment

IPCC’s Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

March 57, 2018
Edmonton, Canada

The CitiesIPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference aimed to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The conference was organized by CitiesIPCC and was held in Edmonton from March 5-7, 2018.


July 2024, 2015
Toulouse, France

9th International Conference on Urban Climate jointly with 12th Symposium on the Urban Environment


August 610, 2012
Dublin, Ireland

8th International Conference on Urban Climate, organized by IAUC, AMS, BUS.


June 29July 3, 2009
Yokohama, Japan

7th International Conference on Urban Climate.


July 1216, 2006
Göteborg, Sweden

6th International Conference on Urban Climate.


September 15, 2003
Łódź, Poland

5th International Conference on Urban Climate.

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