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Call for Submissions: At What Point Managed Retreat?: Habitability and Mobility in an Era of Climate Change

Conference date(s): 20 June 2023 - 23 June 2023

Building on the success of the 2019 and 2021 conferences on Managed Retreat, the Columbia Climate School is pleased to announce that the next conference, At What Point Managed Retreat?: Habitability and Mobility in an Era of Climate Change, will be held from 20-23 June 2023 at Columbia University. The organizers are inviting session proposals for traditional academic paper sessions, roundtable panels, and workshops, as well as paper and poster presentation abstracts.

The deadline for the call for sessions is 2 December 2022, and the deadline for the call for paper is 20 January 2023.

For a full list of conference themes and submission instructions and forms, visit

Location: Columbia University, United States of America

Call for Papers for Special Issue "Urban Climate and Health"

Submission deadline: 28 February 2023

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

This Special Issue aims to explore the complex relationships between urban climates and various aspects of human health in cities. Urban climates involve multiple spatial scales such as the building scale, micro scale, and neighborhood scale to larger scales such as the city scale or regional scale. Moreover, the health impact of urban climate ranges from the short term, i.e., days, to the long-term, i.e., decades. This Special Issue represents an effort to better understand the exposure, risks, and different health effects in urban environments considering climate change. We welcome interdisciplinary research that offers new insights into the relationship between urban climates and health issues.

Papers may be submitted from now until 28 February 2023 as papers will be published on an ongoing basis. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Health risks of air pollution;
    Co-exposure to urban pollution and urban heat island;
    Heat-related mortality and morbidity;
    Urban environment and thermal comfort;
    Urban precipitation, flooding, and health risks;
    Communicable diseases in urban environments;
    Occupational heat exposure, productivity, and concentration;
    Climatic change and mental health in cities;
    Vulnerability, impact, and adaptation assessments;
    Health impact assessments of intervention strategies;
    Early warning systems regarding heat health and air pollution

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023