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How the way we build cities and communities affects thequality of the air that we breathe

Kaza, Nikhil and McCarty, Josh (2015) How the way we build cities and communities affects thequality of the air that we breathe. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (11 Jun 2015). Website.

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Poor air quality is still a major issue affecting a large number of Americans. In new research, Nikhil Kaza and Josh McCarty write that how urban areas are laid out can make a difference to local air quality. Using remote sensing data for continental United States, they find that both sprawling cities and mixed urban and rural counties are more associated with poor air quality. The more fragmented communities are, the worse the local air quality. They argue that increasing the amount of forest cover near to these areas will help to improve air quality.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 23:23

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