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2019 Webinar Series Presentations

All webinar presentations will be provided below. In addition, they will be hosted on ResearchGate in addition to a detailed archive of relevant publications and literature for Passive Air Pollution Mitigation. It is recommended you visit ResearchGate for the most comprehensive inventory of background literature in the field.

Autumn/Winter Webinars

Thursday 13th November The International Agenda for Urban Air Pollution and Mitigation

 

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

Host: Prof. Max Zhang, Cornell University, USA

Co-Chairs: Asst. Prof. John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin & Prof. Max Zhang, Cornell University, USA

Impact of avenue-trees and hedge rows on traffic pollutant dispersion in (urban) street canyons
Dr. Christof Gromke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Roadside Barrier Dispersion Algorithm Development with Meteorological Wind Tunnel Support
Dr. David Heist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Urban ventilation indices and their applications to simple and complex geometries
Dr. Riccardo Buccolieri, University of Salento, Italy

Monday 21st October: The International Agenda for Urban Air Pollution and Mitigation

 

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

Host: Catriona Brady, World Green Building Council & Sandra Cavalieri, Climate & Clean Air Coalition

The ‘Air Quality in the Built Environment’ Campaign
Co-Chair: Catriona Brady, World Green Building Council

BREATHELIFE: global platform to achieve WHO air quality guidelines by 2030 for our health & climate
Co-Chair: Sandra Cavalieri, Climate & Clean Air Coalition

Benefits for Health from Urban Green Spaces Strategy in Air Pollution Mitigation
Dr Pierpaolo Mudu, European Centre for Environment and Health, World Health Organisation

Mainstreaming Air Quality and Climate Measures in Urban Development and Action Planning
Dang Espita-Casanova, Environmental Researcher, Clean Air Asia

Clean Air Outlook for Europe: Towards and Beyond Compliance
Martin Schneekloth, Clean Air Unit, European Commission

Monday 16th September: Air Pollution Mitigation Using Passive Techniques in the Built Environment

 

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

"Integrating Passive Controls in the Urban Environment Planning Process: Research & Practice"
Co-Chair: Asst. Prof. John Gallagher, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

"Using LISS to Enhance the Effecitve of Roadside GI in Improving Local Air Quality"
Co-Chair: Prof. Max Zhang, Cornell University, USA

"The Potential for Green Infrastructure to Reduce Exposure to Air Pollution in Cities"
Dr. Jennifer Salmond, University of Auckland, New Zealand

"Green Infrastructure, Urban Spaces, Ecosystem Services"
Dr. Paul Osmond, University of New South Wales, Australia

Spring/Summer Webinars

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

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

"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

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

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

"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

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

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

"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
Speaker: 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?"
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Aonghus McNabola, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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

Webinar Introductions and Webinar Series Overview

"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: Prof. Max Zhang, Cornell University, USA