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The Resource Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability : an assessment from Central Oxford, UK, Mary J. Thornbush

Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability : an assessment from Central Oxford, UK, Mary J. Thornbush

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Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability : an assessment from Central Oxford, UK
Title
Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability
Title remainder
an assessment from Central Oxford, UK
Statement of responsibility
Mary J. Thornbush
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This Brief examines the impact of the Oxford Transport Strategy in central Oxford as a means of assessing the effect of reduced traffic congestion in the city centre on its sustainability. Air pollution (from vehicular traffic) has been monitored at three locations in central Oxford on the High Street, St Aldates and St Ebbes (background monitoring station). There is a further monitoring site situated in East Oxford, but this one is not considered to be central. Based on long-term monitoring at these monitoring stations, a deliberation of urban sustainability is presented. Implications are considered for long-term planning and green design in particular is part of the discussion. More specifically, urban greening strategies are presented as (soft engineering) approaches to controlling air pollution problems at this urban location. In the context of low carbon cities, green walls are assessed as they affect urban greening and energy conservation, as they enhance insulation on the exterior of solid wall buildings. Urban sustainability is best monitored using decades of data rather than just years. The Oxford Transport Strategy (OTS) was implemented in central Oxford, UK in 2001 and now a record of at least a decade of monitoring data is available for such a longer-term assessment. This work revisits the OTS from long after its implementation in the Oxford city centre and specifically examines the impact of reduced traffic congestion on sustainability. This includes address of traffic congestion, air pollution (from vehicular or traffic pollution) and the effects on the urban environment, including buildings. In parallel to this, the role of urban vegetation is considered as a sink for a variety of pollutants. Green walls, as part of urban greening, have implications for low carbon cities in the context of urban heat islands and global warming
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1974-
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Thornbush, Mary J.
Dewey number
388.409425/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in geography,
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  • Transportation and state
  • Air
  • Automobiles
  • Air quality management
Label
Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability : an assessment from Central Oxford, UK, Mary J. Thornbush
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Oxford Transport Strategy (OTS) in Central Oxford -- 3. Reduced Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution.- 4. Implications for Urban Sustainability -- 5. Further Pollution Reduction.- 6. Energy Conservation -- 7. Implications -- 8. Conclusions
Control code
ocn912498459
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 68 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319206578
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20657-8
Other physical details
color illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912498459
Label
Vehicular air pollution and urban sustainability : an assessment from Central Oxford, UK, Mary J. Thornbush
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Oxford Transport Strategy (OTS) in Central Oxford -- 3. Reduced Traffic Congestion and Air Pollution.- 4. Implications for Urban Sustainability -- 5. Further Pollution Reduction.- 6. Energy Conservation -- 7. Implications -- 8. Conclusions
Control code
ocn912498459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 68 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319206578
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-20657-8
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912498459

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