Ariane Middel elected President of IAUC!

The UCRC’s own Ariane Middel was recently elected to serve the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) as its new President for the period 2022-2026. Joining Middel on the IAUC executive team are Benjamin Bechtel (Secretary) and Dev Niyogi (Treasurer). Middel’s selection to lead the premier international association for urban climate researchers is a testament to her reputation in the field and further amplifies the influence of Arizona State University in the field of urban climate science.
For more information, see IAUC Website.

Cool Pavement Pilot Project – Year 2!

In 2020 the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department partnered with researchers at ASU to explore the performance of cool paving (lighter colored seal coats applied to existing residential streets). The ASU team conducted extensive measurments and analysis of the pavement performance from multiple perspectives. The final report can be found at: View the report

The City has recently authorized a 2nd year of funding for this project in which we will continue longitudinal measurements, explore new types of cool paving, and conduct new/expanded analyses of pavement performance. Stay tuned for results!