Environmental Policy

Area of Research

Effects of Urban Form and Policy on Air Quality

Research in this area ranges from assessments of the air quality impact of power sources at the local level to the effect of megacities on air quality and climate at the international level. Studies analyze currrent air quality by chemical composition, isolate and evaluate sources of PM2.5, and model possible scenarios for the future. Another focus is the effect of changes in transportation emissions due to changing urban forms, and the long-term implications of various transportation patterns.