Tag Archives: Air Quality

Community-Based Air Monitoring Webinar

​This webinar will highlight two community-based air monitoring projects. The first is a collaboration among the California Environmental Health Tracking Program. The second is a partnership between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Fairmount Greenway Task Force. The presenters will discuss their approaches, the benefits of those approaches, and future opportunities. Learn more and register  ... Read more

Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near-Road Air Quality

This EPA report summarizes research findings on the best practices for building roadside vegetative barriers to improve air quality. These recommendations can be used by states, communities and individuals interested in reducing roadside pollution. Learn more... Read more

NYC and NRDC Partner to Expand Green Infrastructure Program and Improve the Health of Local Waterways

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a new partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that will seek to expand New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program, already the most aggressive and ambitious in the nation. Read more... Read more

Highways Destroyed America’s Cities

Urban freeways have caused problems for cities, and as some of the highways reach the end of their useful life, cities and counties are debating the idea of tearing down urban freeways and replacing them with boulevards, streets, and new neighborhoods. Though it might sound like a headache, tearing down freeways in city centers can reduce air pollution and create parks and public spaces that bring cities together. Read more... Read more

Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component

​The Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) report, Quantifying Transit’s Impact on GHG Emissions and Energy Use—The Land Use Component, examines interrelationships between transit and land use patterns to understand their contribution to compact development and potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction benefits. The report is accompanied by an Excel-based tool that will enable users to determine quantifiable impacts of transit service on compact development, energy use, and air quality in urbanized areas. Learn more... Read more

National Transit Institute: Introduction to Transportation Conformity, September 9-11

​The Transportation Conformity course will present basic information about conformity requirements and the relationship of the transportation and air quality planning processes in order to prepare agency staff (federal, state and local) to participate in interagency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues. The three-day course takes place September 9-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more... Read more
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