All pages with keywords: urban contexts

Danger of chronic heat exposure for people in developing world’s largest cities

Press release 6 September, 2019

In 2018, seven of the largest cities in the world experienced dangerous levels of long-term heat, including Delhi, Lahore and Manila People in seven of the world’s largest cities are … read more »


Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

Patterns of outdoor exposure to heat in three South Asian cities

a research article by Christian Siderius 9 April, 2019

This paper presents an assessment of exposure to outdoor heat in the South Asian cities Delhi, Dhaka, and Faisalabad. read more »


Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

Joana Setzer 31 May, 2018

The Urban Climate Change Research Network’s Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3.2) is the second in a series of global, science-based reports to examine climate risk, adaptation, … read more »


Crime is in the air: the contemporaneous relationship between air pollution and crime

a working paper by Malvina Bondy, Sefi Roth, Lutz Sager 26 April, 2018

Using data for London, this research finds that elevated levels of air pollution have a positive and statistically significant impact on overall crime – and therefore that improving air quality in urban areas through tighter environmental policy may provide a cost-effective way to reduce crime. read more »


From agenda-setting to implementation: The role of multisectoral partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

From agenda-setting to implementation: The role of multisectoral partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

a research article by Swenja Surminski, Hayley Leck 5 October, 2017

Multisectoral partnerships (MSPs) form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, but the literature offers little critical investigation of this phenomenon. … read more »


Seminar | Jeroen van der Heijden ‘Forget urban climate leaders: Why urban climate governance urgently needs to be tailored to laggards, and how it can be done’

Seminar 26 May 2017

Across the globe, governments, firms, non-profit organisations, and citizens have developed and implemented voluntary programs for sustainable building and city development. These programs target property owners and developers, making them … read more »


RSS | Andrew Yates ‘Distributional effects of air pollution from electric vehicle adoption’

Research Seminar Serie 7 Dec 2016

Andrew Yates, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina, will be the speaker at this event. Andrew will present his paper entitled ‘Distributional effects of … read more »


Climate change, heat stress and labour productivity: A cost methodology for city economies

a working paper by Hélia Costa, Graham Floater, Hans Hooyberghs, Stijn Verbeke, Koen De Ridder 29 July, 2016

Cities are particularly vulnerable to heat waves. Despite this, no comprehensive methodology has been developed to assess the costs of heat stress on city economies either currently or under future … read more »


Transnational action fostering climate protection in the city of São Paulo and beyond

a research article by Joana Setzer 28 July, 2016

This article examines the local outcomes of São Paulo city’s engagement in transnational networks for climate protection. The participation of municipalities in such networks has been an important driver … read more »


Swenja Surminski

You never adapt alone – the role of Multi-Sectoral Partnerships in addressing urban climate risks

a working paper by Swenja Surminski, Hayley Leck 24 March, 2016

While multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) now form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, particularly in urban areas, literature offers little critical investigation … read more »