3 Urban Form Metrics Strongly Tied To Air Pollution Levels

3 Urban Form Metrics Strongly Tied To Air Pollution Levels

The alteration of the urban form of cities — and thus the alteration of motor vehicle use patterns — could be used as a means of reducing local air pollution levels, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota. Image by City of Vancouver Archives (some rights reserved) The findings are the result of an analysis of satellite-based measurements of urban form and nitrogen dioxide levels (a proxy for traffic related pollution), across 1,274 cities worldwide. So, what are the findings exactly? Three urban form metrics in particular — contiguity […]