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Trainee Presents at Arctic Urbanization Conference in Greenland


Public Administration/Environmental Policy doctoral student Tony Reames attended The First International Conference on Urbanisation in the Arctic in Nuuk, Greenland (August 28-30, 2012) to present his research “The Impact of Arctic Urbanization: The Urban Heat Island Effect in Nuuk, Greenland.” The project began as part of the Climate Change in Greenland and the Arctic course in KU’s C-CHANGE IGERT. The project seeks to understand the environmental impacts of urbanization by assessing the magnitude of the urban heat island effect in Greenland’s capital and largest city, Nuuk, and discusses implications for public policymakers regarding mitigation and adaptation if more people move to urban areas in the Arctic as a result of climate change.