Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems

Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems

October 16-18, 2013 | Boulder, CO, USA

A workshop on Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems took place at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado from October 16-18, 2013. The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program/CCIWG sponsored this workshop which examined the state of the science and gaps in knowledge related to the societal and physical factors affecting carbon dynamics in urban systems and decision-making feedbacks. The focus was on urban systems and their surrounding land transformation as a rich subset of the broader human-carbon interactions in an effort to simplify this first attempt at building and socializing an interdisciplinary research community. The outcome of the workshop will be a foundational paper that will serve as an input for a truly integrated research solicitation or program on Human-Carbon Interactions in Urban Systems.

Workshop Concept Note
Location: National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Organizers: Patricia Romero-Lankao (NCAR), Karen Seto (Yale) and Kevin Gurney (ASU)


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