Urban observations, Seattle.

Welcome to my website!  My name is Iain D. Stewart and I am a Fellow of the Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto.  In this role, I contribute to the development of new ISO performance standards for sustainable and resilient cities, while teaching and conducting research in my field of urban climatology.  In 2019, I developed an Urban Climatology Course (UCC) for students and professors in disciplines related to urban environment (e.g., engineering, architecture, planning).  I launched UCC at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and I intend to teach it in other locations and institutions in the future.  For more information, refer to the special report on UCC in Urban Climate News, or visit the course website

Prior to my appointment at the Global Cities Institute, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering (University of Toronto) from 2013 to 2016, following a one-year research and teaching fellowship at the University of British Columbia (Geography Department), where I completed my PhD in 2011. 

On this website you will find information about my work in geography, urban climatology, urban metabolism, and sustainable cities.  I have created separate pages for research, education, publishing, teaching, speaking, and conference activity, and for my new book on the urban heat island effect.  Feel free to send me an email at stewarti@interchange.ubc.ca or iain.stewart@utoronto.ca.

© Copyright Iain D. Stewart 2021


  1. Nice work Iain!

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