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Spatial aspects of urban ventilation management and air quality monitoring: integrated assessment method. Case studies in Gdańsk, Poznań and Warsaw.

The process of city planning in which air quality management and monitoring is taken into account requires a holistic approach as well as a set of novel research tools. To this end, a new integrated assessment method is developed which is aimed at determining Urban Ventilation Zones (UVZ) within the city area, based on the parameters of urban structure, and evaluating the representativeness of the existing air quality monitoring systems, especially in terms of the potential impact of the buildings and street configuration on the measurements conducted by particular reference stations. Firstly, a geographic information system (GIS) study will be performed at the city scale in order to delimit the UVZ and to provide background for a local scale study by defining main problem areas. Then the representativeness of the air quality monitoring stations will be evaluated based on a tentative computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study. In this study, 3D parametric models of the areas adjacent to the stations will be used, which will be developed by means of GIS-based tools. In order to validate the developed research method, three case studies will be performed: in Gdańsk, Poznań and Warsaw. The proposed integrated assessment method will add to the development of the current body of knowledge in the field of urban planning, spatial management and environmental engineering with respect to air quality in urban areas. The results obtained using this method will contribute to the current understanding of the process of urban ventilation management. It will also allow to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing air quality monitoring systems in the study areas. The realisation of the project will also provide new research equipment for Gdańsk University of Technology.

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Project's funding:
PRELUDIUM
Agreement:
UMO-2019/33/N/HS4/00978 z dnia 2020-02-05
Realisation period:
2020-02-05 - 2022-02-04
Project manager:
mgr inż. arch. Joanna Badach
Realised in:
Department of Urban Architecture and Waterscapes
Request type:
National Research Programmes
Domestic:
Domestic project
Verified by:
Gdańsk University of Technology

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