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Urban Interagency Group

The USGCRP Urban Interagency Group (UrbanIG), founded in early 2024, is charged with fostering an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to understanding global change impacts and responses in urban areas. Many federal agencies already have interests in this area, whether through scientific research, funding infrastructure projects, or other investments. Because the topic is about the interaction of natural and human systems, it is inherently interdisciplinary.

With representation from a dozen agencies, there is great potential for advances in global change research and climate services related to impacts and responses in urban environments. The group is starting by exploring the existing landscape, including current investments and research gaps and opportunities highlighted by the Fifth National Climate Assessment.

For more information, please contact Reid Sherman.