For Students and Postdocs

Pre- and Post-Doctoral students working on urban climate research from various disciplines and methodological perspectives will organize and participate in monthly workshops to share research, offer feedback, and develop new ideas related to urban climate research. In these workshops doctoral students and postdocs explore themes such as urban heat island, public health, urban climate adaptation and mitigation, environmental justice, and climate action plans.

The workshops will be run with involvement from partner programs such as the BU URBAN NRT Program, the Pardee Center, the Biogeoscience Program, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy.


Past workshops: 

April 23, 2019 we were be joined by Adam Pollack, a Ph.D. student in Earth and Environment who participated in the preparation of the Carbon Free Boston report that was released in January of this year. 

March 28, 2019 we were joined by Erin Polich and Michael Colanti of the Boston Public Health Commission Office of Public Health Preparedness to discuss the City’s Interdepartmental Heat Health Planning and updates to the City’s heat warning thresholds.

February 19, 2019 we held the kickoff event for the Urban Climate Initiative graduate student and postdoc workshops. We heard micro talks from Raquel Jimenez (Environmental Health), Lindsey Butler (Environmental Health), Drew Trlica (Earth & Environment), Sara Garvey (Earth & Environment), and Jessica Wright (Earth & Environment) and charted the course for future workshops.