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The Sensitivity Of Air Pollution To The Structure And Design Of Cities

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030291

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

565.49 kb

Author(s)

J.M. Peters & A.P. Jones

Abstract

The sensitivity of air pollution to the structure and design of cities J.M. Peters & A.P. Jones School of Environmental Sciences, University oj'East Anglia, United Kingdom Abstract The importance of urban form in achieving sustainable environments has been recognised in the academic literature for some time. However, there has been rather limited progress in bringing such considerations into the urban systems planning forum. This may, in part, be due to our poor understanding of how large-scale features of urban morphology influence local environmental conditions. For example, the structure of cities, in terms of both their physical and socio-economic layout is likely to control the traffic demand and the resulting traffic flows around the road network. This may be anticipated to lead to spatial variability in the exposure of urban residents to transport associated pollution. However, most modelling work in this area has examined relationships under the constraints of the structure of real cit

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