Traffic-derived noise, air pollution and urban park design

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-606
Journal / PublicationJournal of Urban Design
Volume25
Issue number5
Online published17 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Abstract

Parks provide a range of ecosystem services and make major contributions to urban life. Improved environmental quality was observed in urban parks as pollutants and noise disperse. Numerical models were used to assess the role of various design elements in air pollution and noise attenuation in parks. The walls reduced pollutants and sound noticeably in its shadow. Dense conifers can trap pollutants in park borders and lower concentrations in interiors, but less efficient in noise reduction. A study of a design for a small urban park suggests principles for achieving lower user exposure to pollution and healthier park environment.

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Traffic-derived noise, air pollution and urban park design. / Xing, Yang; Brimblecombe, Peter.

In: Journal of Urban Design, Vol. 25, No. 5, 2020, p. 590-606.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review