WUDAPT relies heavily on participation by the community of urban climate modelers around the world  who inject local knowledge about their cities to help in the classification and validation process. A workshop organized during the International Conference on Urban Climate in Toulouse France during the summer of 2015 had more than 200 participants. A second workshop was held in Hong Kong in December 2015 with a focus on classifying Chinese cities. The WUDAPT website has a facility for cities to sign up, with work now in progress in many cities. The Geo-Wiki tool will play a crucial role in the gathering of more detailed information at the building level in the future, using the local climate zone map as a sampling frame.
Figure 1 shows an example of a classification for the city of Kyiv in Ukraine undertaken by Olha Danylo, a Ukrainian Researcher in ESM’s Earth Observation Systems group .
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