Computer Simulation in Urban Planning and Air Pollution Control

Meir Gross

DOI: 10.2190/K9JW-7YDK-DAD1-8NMU


The air pollution sequence which starts with urban activity patterns and ends with the degree of damage caused by degraded quality of air can be influenced by planning decisions. This causative chain is a complex process involving physical, technological, economic, social, health, and legal factors. The purpose of this paper is twofold: 1) to examine some of the complex cause and effect relationships which exist between planning decisions and air quahty; and 2) to describe the resultant need for modern analytical methods to predict the long-term air quality implications of planning scenarios.

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