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Towards Local Air Quality Management In The United Kingdom

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940632

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

881 kb

Author(s)

J.W.S. Longhurst, S.J. Lindley & D.E. Conlan

Abstract

Towards local air quality management in the United Kingdom J.W.S. Longhurst, S.J. Lindley, D.E. Conlan o/ ABSTRACT This paper reviews the current policy making framework for the management of air quality in the UK. The various drawbacks associated with this is then discussed with a view to how it could be improved through better integration and an enhanced role for actors and agencies at the local scale. It is proposed that local air quality management may provide a more effective mechanism to identify and prioritise problems and to formulate successful policy responses. INTRODUCTION Urban air quality has been an important consideration in the lives of British city dwellers for hundreds of years [1]. This has been characterised by the changing influence of different pollutants and their sources in response to particular economic and technical situations. Air quality issues and associated responses can, therefore be viewed as sequential

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