Future cities: design opportunities for the improvement of air quality

Emanuele Naboni,

Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz,

Christopher Doray


This paper proposes a series of questions on how recent cities’ eco-programs and design ideas could (or not) contribute towards reducing air pollution in future cities while creating vibrant and livable environments. Design Strategies related to a series of European, American and Asian cities affected by poor air quality condition, are critically discussed. Because effective policies to reduce carbon emissions take a long time to initiate, urban planners and architects have the unique opportunity to creatively re-examine city streets, landscape and buildings as active solutions to inspire sustainable living and combat poor air quality.

Słowa kluczowe: urban design, mobility, softscape, air quality, green washing

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