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UCCRN Regional Hubs

Building on a series of scoping sessions with stakeholders and members, UCCRN is transitioning from a report-focused organization to one that leads an on-going, sustained global city-focused climate change knowledge assessment and solutions program. The program is targeted to early, mid, and late-adopter cities through the expansion of the UCCRN to include proactive Regional Hubs, with field directors, program coordinators, and researchers that strengthen ongoing collaborations and knowledge exchange both for and with cities.

Urban Design Climate Workshops

UCCRN Urban Design Climate Workshops (UDCWs) aim to integrate and scale-up climate change mitigation and adaptation in cities through knowledge sharing, collaboration, and action planning. These sessions bring together urban designers, urban planners, climatologists, policymakers, stakeholders, and graduate students. Topics of discussion include strengthening urban resilience, improving energy efficiency, and enhancing livelihoods. So far, UDCWs have taken place in New York, Paris, Naples, and Durban.  


Recent Publication

Cover of Urban Climate Change Research Network Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2)

Urban Climate Change Research Network Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3.2) (see abstract for full report)

Cynthia Rosenzweig
William Solecki
Patricia Romero-Lankao
Shagun Mehrotra
Shobhakar Dhakal
Somayya Ali Ibrahim


March 24, 2020

ARC3.3 launched at WUF10 in Abu Dhabi

UCCRN formally launched ARC3.3 at the World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi in February. The launch announcement was part of a session on achieving the world’s climate research agenda that UCCRN shared with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) since ARC3.3 will address taking the next steps in applying research to action and that will involve more intensive work with, and leaning from the experience of, local governments.