The European Master programme in Urban Climate and Sustainability (MUrCS) project (www.murcs.eu) is pleased to bring out this “summary for practitioners” publications arising from the students’ thesis work. Rapid anthropogenic climate change in an increasingly urbanised world urgently requires new professionals with a scientific understanding of urban climate and ability to work within the planning system to manage and lead sustainable change. In the present volume, we highlight the fruition of our approach to these ‘new professionals’ by integrating the three thematic streams of MUrCS, namely; Science, Planning, and Management.
Vol I (2020)
The theses topics in this edition are mainly within 5 areas, namely Urban Heat Island (UHI) mitigation and adaptation, green infrastructure in urban areas, applied circular economy, ecosystem services, and behavioural changes.
We invite you to have a read and let us know your thoughts. Click on the image and download the PDF file directly from the Theseus Platform.
We hope these outputs provide evidence for the successful embedding of the MUrCS approach to creating ‘new professionals.’ Given the policy and practice relevance of several of these papers, we further hope practitioners may find actionable knowledge even as we contribute to the creation of international urban thinkers able to understand, manage and lead transformative change to address urban climate change in a sustainable manner.