26th June -27th June 2017: Symposium on Climate Change Impacts in the Urban Environment: Mitigation and Adaptation Options, Mexico City, Mexico
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th January 2017
Deadline for submission of full papers: 30th March 2017
Deadline for the submission of revised papers: 30th May 2017
Deadline for registrations: 30th April 2017
Since the conference book is expected to be launched shortly after the event, the deadlines need to be followed.
How to submit an abstract
An abstract should be up to 200 words, it should describe the rationale and aims of the paper, and some of its results. General descriptions of broad contexts should be avoided. The full contact details about the author(s) need to be provided. Abstracts should be written in the third person and not in the first or second one (e.g. I, me, or my paper). Please see below a sample abstract below. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted, will receive further details about how to submit their full papers, and further logistical information. Please send your abstract to Svenja Scheday: svenja.scheday(@)haw-hamburg.de
The Urban Heat Islands: coping with the impacts of climate change on the urban environment
Professor Walter Leal (BSc, PhD, DSc, DPhil, DEd, DLitt, FSB, FRGS, FLS)
School of Science and the Environment
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, M1 5GD
The impacts of climate changes to cities, which are home to over half of the world´s population are already being felt. In many cases, the intensive speed with which urban centres have been growing means that little attention has been paid to the role played by climatic factors in maintaining quality of life. Among the negative consequences of rapid city growth is the evolution of the problems posed by urban heat islands, defined as areas in a city that are much warmer than in other sites, especially in comparison with rural areas. This paper describes the phenomena of urban heat islands and outlines its characteristics and impacts. It also introduces some strategies which may be employed in order to reduce its effects.
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