How we (re)design cities will play a major role in alleviating climate stressors and building community resilience to extreme events as the world continues to urbanize. Moving forward, the impact of the built environment on urban climate cannot be considered in isolation; it needs to be examined holistically in the context of the human environment, i.e. the people who live in cities, social structures, and public policy implications. This requires a paradigm shift from urban adaptation and mitigation solutions to personal and societal outcomes if those solutions were to be implemented.
This session solicits outcome-focused studies that address critical issues in the urban atmosphere and their impacts on people, communities, and society. We welcome submissions of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams and encourage collaborative studies with practitioners, stakeholders, city managers, emergency responders, NGOs, and partners from industry. We are also interested in studies that help build community resilience to extreme events, support decision-making, and potentially transform policy and practice. Observational and modelling studies are welcome, as well as qualitative and mixed methods research and work that employs novel sensing or simulation techniques, big data products, and machine learning.