THE SENSITIVITY OF AIR POLLUTION TO THE STRUCTURE AND DESIGN OF CITIES

This research develops meso-scale urban transport models to examine the relationship between different aspects of urban form and air quality. Drawing on urban theory, a number of classic forms of the road network have been studied under a range of socioeconomic and population scenarios. It is demonstrated how vehicle flows and associated emission factors can be modeled under each scenario to determine the way in which aspects of urban structure are related to air pollution. An understanding of the manner by which structural characteristics govern such relationships is critical if sustainability considerations are to be better incorporated into the urban planning process.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 283-292
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00960655
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853129615
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 2003 12:00AM