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MPE 2013+ Workshop on Urban Environmental Sustainability in a Smart and Connected World

August 05, 2018 - August 07, 2018

Location:

University of Georgia

Organizer(s):

Margaret (Midge) Cozzens, DIMACS

Andrew Grundstein, University of Georgia

Deepak Mishra, University of Georgia

Laksmish Ramaswamy, University of Georgia

Urban areas account for nearly 80% of heat-trapping GHG emissions, yet emissions are highly varied both within and across cities depending on each city’s mix of population and energy consumption features. Techniques for estimating future emissions under a range of population growth and urban development scenarios will be a focus of much of the discussion.  A second central theme is the impact of the urban heat island effect  (UHI)  on health and environmental resources.

This workshop will focus on three main areas “Smart strategies to Monitor UHIs”, “UHI and Health Hazards”, and “Impact of Urban Heat on other Environmental Resources”.