AIR QUALITY AND CENTER CITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. (ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS AND THE URBAN ECONOMY)
One way to reduce automobile-generated air pollution is to encourage core city employees to live closer to their jobs. This study was undertaken to determine the existing air quality of six 1974-1975 EPA Air Quality Control Regions (AQCRs) where adequate center city and suburban monitoring of pollutants was available. The five pollutants measured were: suspended particulates; sulfur dioxide; carbon monoxide; ozone/oxidants; and nitrogen dioxide. A series of comparisons of actual measures of air quality in the center city and suburban locations were made by means of an overall air quality index incorporating the five air pollutants. These comparisons show that center cities more frequently have superior overall air quality. From a limited point of view, this analysis establishes the desirability of downtown residential development.
- Prepared in cooperation with Chicago Univ., Ill. Center for Urban Studies.
Argonne National LaboratoryEnergy and Environmental Systems Division, 9700 S Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL USA 60439
University of Illinois, ChicagoCenter for Urban Studies
Chicago, IL USA 60680
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20550
- Santini, D J
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Carbon monoxide; Central business districts; Development; Exhaust gases; Location; Nitric oxide; Nitrogen dioxide; Nitrogen oxides; Oxidizers; Ozone; Particles; Residential areas; Sampling; Sulfur dioxide; Urban areas
- Uncontrolled Terms: Building sites; Inner cities; Residential development
- Subject Areas: Economics; Highways; Society;
- Accession Number: 00169624
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NSF/RA-760526
- Contract Numbers: NSF-AG-352,, NSF-GI-32989-A2
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM