Visualising and modelling urban air quality - influence of vegetation, building morphology and traffic emissions

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.

Partner organizations

  • Universeum (Other, Sweden)
  • University of Gothenburg (Academic, Sweden)
  • University of Gothenburg (Publisher, Sweden)
  • Melica (Private, Sweden)
  • Tyréns AB (Private, Sweden)
  • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Research Institute, Sweden)
  • Ramböll AB (Private, Denmark)
Start date 01/10/2018
End date 30/09/2021

Published: Thu 09 Jan 2020.