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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

"Presentation Title TBC" - Chair: Dr. Richard Baldauf, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

"Presentation Title TBC" - Dr. Sara Janhäll, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

"Presentation Title TBC" - Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service, USA

 

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

"Presentation Title TBC" - Chair: Dr. Stijn Janssen, VITO NV, Belgium

"Presentation Title TBC" - 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).
  • The Webinar series will be hosted by Cornell University via the ZOOM platform (Easily accessible online via a range of web browsers).
  • 15:00 or 16:00 (GMT or 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).