From January 28 to February 4, 2020, the first in Russia Urban Climate Arctic Winter School-2020 (UCAWS-2020) was held on the Kola Peninsula in the far northwest of Russia which lies almost completely inside the Arctic Circle. The school concerns the problems of urban climatology in high latitudes. The event was organized with the assistance of the PEEX program, the Laboratory of Smart Technologies for Sustainable City Development (RUDN University) and the Council of Young Scientists of the Faculty of Geography (Moscow State University). The winter school gathered undergraduates and graduate students of RUDN University and Moscow State University who are specializing in the field of urban meteorology.
Leading scientists of the world discuss ways to solve problems in urban soils and sustainable development of urban ecosystems
October 11, the 4th annual Urban Soils: Biodiversity Development Symposium was held at Floyd Bennet Field (Brooklyn, New York, USA). It was the first event at the New York Urban Soils Weekend.
Among the organizers of the Symposium was RUDN University together with the Institute of Urban Soils of New York and the US National Park Service. Among the co-organizers are New York City University, the New York City Hall, the US Department of Agriculture, and the New York City Soil and Water Conservation Authority.
RUDN discusses promising projects and advanced technologies in the field of urban environmental monitoring
September 5-7, a series of events was held on the basis of the Department of Landscaping and Sustainable Ecosystems of RUDN ATI, dedicated to advanced technologies for monitoring green spaces in urban environments. Employees of the department, invited foreign researchers, as well as representatives of companies in the field of eco-monitoring presented their research projects and practical achievements in assessing the state of urban green infrastructure, shared their experience with monitoring devices, discussed the data and outlined the main prospects for the development of international cooperation in this area.