Active Research Projects

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


November 13, 2020

Coronavirus, the Future of Cities and an Inclusive Green Recovery

COVID-19 has plunged the world into the deepest crisis in industrial history in just a few months. What began as a local epidemic in Wuhan in December 2019 has developed into a global pandemic along the travel and trade networks so characteristic of 21st Century globalization. The inevitable lock-down has led to GDP losses in the G7 countries of between 20–30% for the first two quarters of 2020. 

September 10, 2020

Summer School: Governing Climate Resilience Cities

UCCRN would like to share an upcoming, virtual learning opportunity!

The ambitious multidisciplinary program, called "Governing Climate Resilience Cities", will focus on urban climate resilience, including climate science, biology, NBS, urban planning, design, law, and governance.

The 5-day course is organized by University of Pisa in partnership with University of Naples, UN-Habitat, and UCCRN.


August 28, 2020

Hub Director Spotlight Series: The UCCRN European Hub’s Pursuit of Interdisciplinarity

Dr. Chantal Pacteau, UCCRN’s European Hub Co-Director and Dr. Mattia Leone, Scientific Responsible of the Urban Climate Workshops Series for the European Hub, virtually “sat down” with UCCRN intern Sylvie Binder to discuss their work and the importance of promoting proactive governance in climate and COVID-19 realms.