Planning for Improved Air Quality and Environmental Health

Lisa Schweitzer and Linsey Marr

in The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195374995
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Planning for Improved Air Quality and Environmental Health

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This article focuses on the issue of improving air quality and environmental health in urban planning. It suggests that the planning assumptions about emissions reductions, air quality, and climate change may reflect more wishful thinking and project marketing than effective air quality and climate planning, and argues that the goal of planning analysis in air quality seldom, if ever, considers neighborhoods or people. The article also compares and contrasts current planning and regulatory approaches with how community and environmental justice advocates frame air-quality issues.

Keywords: air quality; environmental health; urban planning; emissions reduction; climate change; neighborhoods; environmental justice

Article.  8638 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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