8am - 10am
Thursday 4 March 2021
Street-scale greening for cooling and clean air in cities (SCAN) webinar
Green street, clean air street. This webinar is co-chaired by Professor Prashant Kumar and Professor Pascal Perez.
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Street canyons are the most polluted city environments due to high traffic volumes and limited ventilation. In the Covid-19 era, urban green infrastructure (GI) is more important than ever.
GI offers many benefits, including air pollution abatement. However, relationships between GI, air quality and cooling of the street environment are complex and optimal GI design remains unclear, with potential for negative repercussions. To support decision-makers and address this global need, we will develop a new framework for street-scale greening that is generic, inclusive of pollution-cooling trade-offs, evidence-based, and practicable.
We will use experimental and modelling approaches, undertake trial demonstrations, and integrate results to create a collaborative platform. We will engage stakeholders, foster staff-student exchange and develop scope to leverage future funding via research proposals.
This webinar is an integral aspect of the SCAN project, providing an international platform for researchers to facilitate improved health and wellbeing in cities through knowledge exchange. It is an opportunity to reflect on project activities and share findings and perspectives regarding the use of green infrastructure for urban heat and air pollution mitigation, particularly in street canyon environments.
|8am - 8:05am|
Professor Paul Smith
Welcome and introduction
|8:05am - 8:10am|
Professor Prashant Kumar and Professor Pascal Perez
Brief Introduction to programme and SCAN project
Session 1 (Chair: Professor Lidia Morawska)
|8:10am - 8:25am|
Professor Prashant Kumar
Green Infrastructure and Exposure Mitigation
|8:25am - 8:40am|
Professor Laurence Jones
The implications of rural-urban linkages for air quality at street level
|8:40am - 8:55am|
Dr John Gallagher
International Guidance for Green Infrastructure
|8:55am - 9:05am||Q&A session|
Session 2 (Chair: Dr Hugh Forehead)
|9:05am - 9:20am|
Professor Kristine French
Green spaces to improve Australian cities
|9:20am - 9:35am|
Associate Professor Joe Hurley
Prioritising heat mitigation efforts for active travel at the city scale
|9:35am - 9:50am|
Small plants in the big (green) city: what role for moss?
|9:50am - 10am||Q&A session|
Register for this webinar to join us on Thursday 4 March from 8am - 10am UK time (7pm - 9pm Australian time).
The deadline is Wednesday 3 March at midnight (UK time).
If you have any queries then please email Professor Prashant Kumar (firstname.lastname@example.org).