Project funded by the National Science Center

1 czerwca 2024 wyłoniona została studentka wybrana w konkursie na stypendystę w ramach projektu badawczego UrbEat. Konkurs wygrała Zuzanna Kurowska.

Zuzanna Kurowska jest absolwentką Socjologii na Uniwersytecie im. Adama Mickiewicza. W pracy magisterskiej zajmowała się ona tematyką mieszkalnictwa studenckiego, symulując rynek mieszkaniowy studentów z wykorzystaniem metody modelowania agentowego.

On June 10 at 10:00 am we invite you to the last scientific seminar of this academic year! This time we will look at how the effects of climate change affect urban residents.

Especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, are the elderly, and it is to them that the presentation will be dedicated. During the seminar, Dr. Zofia Boni will present the results of the EmCliC Project, carried out in Warsaw and Madrid, and concerning the Impact of heat on the daily lives of seniors.The research involved various scientific fields, and the results showed how older urban residents cope with the new conditions, using their embodied knowledge and adaptation strategies.

This time we invite you to a live meeting at the Department of Sociology at UAM, building C, room 112.

Dear Sirs,

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Prof. Ewa Bednorz entitled. Heat waves in the city on the example of Poznan, which will be held on May 24 at 12:00.

The lecture will be held remotely on the MS Teams platform. Registration for the lecture is available at the link:

Dear Sirs,

You are cordially invited to a lecture by Prof. Marta Jankowska entitled Is home where the heat is? Comparing residence-based with time-weighted mobility-based measures of microclimate exposure in San Diego, California, to be held on May 10 at 12:00 pm.

The lecture will be held remotely on the MS Teams platform. Registration for the lecture is available on our website in the section scientific seminars.

We would like to invite you to a lecture by Dr. Katarzyna Broczek, who will give a lecture on April 26 at 12:00 pm entitled. , "The impact of heat on human health".

The lecture will be held remotely on the Teams platform. Registration for this and other seminars is available under the tab , "Scientific seminars" available on the website.

Registration for the seminar: sign up!

Our guest speaker will be Prof. Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, Ph.D., who will give a lecture entitled "The Heat Goes On" - you are very welcome!

Air temperature is one of the key characteristics of the environment surrounding humans. This is especially true of temperature impacts on public health and human well-being and quality of life. A consequence of climate change is the increasing occurrence of heat waves and tropical nights, among other things, weather situations that cause very severe heat stress.

Such conditions put a significant strain on the human body, leading to increased health problems and, in extreme cases, death. Biometeorological risks are expected to increase in the coming decades due to further increases in air temperature. Particularly vulnerable are urban residents, where an additional factor affecting thermal conditions is the urban heat island effect. 

It limits the drop in air temperature at night. As a result, it can remain above the value for thermal comfort around the clock. The increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves is superimposed on a simultaneous increase in life expectancy, and therefore an increase in the number of seniors who are particularly sensitive to high temperatures.

Research on this issue includes (a) the physical aspect, i.e., diurnal, seasonal, multi-year variability, in terms of averages and extremes; modeling and forecasting of changes (especially in the context of climate change); (b) the natural and agricultural aspect, i.e., the impact of air temperatures on biodiversity, productivity in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, etc.; c) the health aspect, i.e., mortality, hospitalizations and the various correlates of these indicators; d) the adaptation aspect, i.e., the role of architectural and urban planning solutions; the role of vegetation and water, policies and specific solutions to deal with heat waves in cities.

The purpose of the scientific seminar is to disseminate and popularize the latest scientific developments in the field of the effects of thermal conditions on the human body. The debate about the risks of progressive climate change can help raise public awareness, which should facilitate adaptation to changing conditions.

For meeting dates, see Scientific seminars.

Research project on how urban development affects the intensity of urban heat islands.
National Science Center
Grant number 2023/48/Q/HS4/00147
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