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Finding space to grow urban hedges as a natural air filter along pedestrian paths: a GIS‑based investigation of a UK urban centre

Irfan, Muhammad, Shah, Hishiv, Koj, Aleksandra and Thomas, Hywel 2018. Finding space to grow urban hedges as a natural air filter along pedestrian paths: a GIS‑based investigation of a UK urban centre. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration (2018) 3:40 3 (1) , pp. 40-49. 10.1007/s41207-018-0082-9

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Abstract

Road vehicles are a significant source of air pollution in cities, with impacts on human health. Previous work has shown that hedges located between the road carriageway and pavement can help to mitigate the impact of vehicle emissions for pedestrians and residents. For continuous improvement of air quality around the city centre area, roadside hedges can be of value. This study has used UK government statistics to map the traffic emissions along major roads in an urban centre. Using appropriate geoprocessing techniques, suitable locations for planting roadside hedges have been identified along these roads. It is envisaged that planting suitable urban hedges at these locations can help further improve air quality.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 2365-7448
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 3 September 2018
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 21:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/114960

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