The paper describes the relation between land-use and air quality, and attempts to provide guidelines within which land-use alternatives can be meaningfully evaluated. Air-quality standards and other aspects of air-quality management are described and interpreted within A quantitative cost-benefit framework. The rudiments of urban geography are also provided in order to introduce ideas of economics and social forces which shape cities to make technologists aware of the conflict between these forces and plans for arbitrary changes in spatial patterns. Energy variables are proposed as a way to meaningfully relate land-use and environmental pollution with society's quest for affluence. The section on meteorology and dispersion models describes and criticizes the modeling tools and simulations currently available for the prediction of pollution dispersion. Finally, an urban simulation is used to integrate the foregoing material. The air-pollution propensities of various land-use alternatives are assessed. /TRRL/

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    Amsterdam,   Netherlands  1043 NX
  • Authors:
    • Babcock, L R
    • Nagda, N L
    • Koval, E J
    • Allen, R J
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00132292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM