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Visualization and modeling of urban air quality – influence of vegetation, building structure and traffic emissions

Research project

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How does the design of the urban landscape affect the levels of air pollution? What roles do trees and other urban vegatation play for the air quality of the city And how to place trees, houses and streets to get the best possible city air quality? The CityAirSim project aims to answer these questions. We create a model by combining biology, chemistry and meteorology. And we take one futher step by creating an interactive environment where the consequences of different choices are visualized and communicated through virtual reality. This will become the prototype of a tool to use in, for example, urban planning and schools.