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2019 Webinar Series – Spring/Summer Programme

Thursday 28th March: Delving into Passive Techniques for Air Pollution Mitigation

Introductory Talks

"The Impact of Passive Air Pollution Mitigation Measures in the Built Environment"
Co-Chair: Asst. Prof. John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

"Towards Optimizing the Designs of Transportation Green Infrastructure"
Co-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Max Zhang, Cornell University, New York, USA

 

Upcoming Sessions & Panel Discussion

Solid Barriers: Air Pollution Dispersion around Existing Infrastructure
Prof. Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Green Infrastructure: Their Role in Air Pollution Abatement
Dr. Richard Baldauf, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Urban Design: Informing Change through Advancements in Modelling
Dr. Stijn Janssen, VITO NV, Belgium

 

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Thursday 25th April: Barriers: Air Pollution Dispersion around Existing Infrastructure

"Passive Pollution Barriers: Hedges and Trees in Open-Roadside Environments"
Chair: Prof. Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey, United Kingdom

"The Impact of Buildings and Roads on Dispersion of Vehicle Emissions: Models Informed by Experimental Findings”
Prof. Akula Venkatram, University of California, Riverside, USA

"The Passive Control of Urban Air Pollution using Solid Barriers: After 10 Years of Research, Where do we Stand?"
Assoc. Prof. Aonghus McNabola, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

 

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Thursday 30th May: Green Infrastructure: Their Role in Air Pollution Abatement

"Exploring Green Infrastructure Air Quality Impacts as part of Sustainable Urban Design"
Chair: Dr. Richard Baldauf, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

"Deposition and Dispersion – Interaction between Vegetation and Particle Air Pollution"
Dr. Sara Janhäll, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

"The Role of Urban Trees in Mitigating Air Pollution"
Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service, USA

 

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Thursday 27th June: Urban Design: Informing change through Advancements in Modelling

"Air Quality Modelling for Policy Support: An Efficient way to Explore Options for Urban Planning"
Chair: Dr. Stijn Janssen, VITO NV, Belgium

"Real-time Modeling of Traffic-related Air Pollution at Urban Scales"
Dr. Vlad Isakov, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

"How CFD Modelling can Inform the Position of Green Infrastructure to Improve Air Quality in Urban Spaces"
Dr. Vera Rodrigues, University of Aveiro, Portugal

 

Further details:

  • 1–1.5-hour monthly meetings (Expert researchers in the field to give 20-minute talks, with the objective of speakers from different continents in each session).
  • 2-3 speakers per webinar topic area (It will maximise discussion times to promote international collaboration).
  • 08.00 PDT; 11.00 EDT; 16.00 IST/BST on the final Thursday of each month (Allows for morning participation by U.S. parties, late afternoon/early evening across Europe and late evening/pre-midnight for Asia).
  • The Webinar series will be hosted by Cornell University via the ZOOM platform (Easily accessible online via a range of web browsers). These sessions will not be recorded but can be repeated for specific audiences on request.