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Corroborating the land use change as primary determinant of air quality degradation in a concentric city

Abdul Aziz, Norsiah and Permana, Ariva Sugandi and Perera, Ranjith and Ho, Chin Siong (2015) Corroborating the land use change as primary determinant of air quality degradation in a concentric city. International Journal Of Built Environment And Sustainability, 2 (2). pp. 75-84. ISSN 1511-1369

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Abstract

Bandung City is characterized by concentric land use pattern as found in many naturally grown cities. It radiates from mixed commercial areas in the center to low density residential areas in the periphery. This pattern generates significant traffic volume towards city center. The gener-ated traffic releases emissions and degrades urban air quality since fossil fuel is predominantly used by vehicles in Bandung. In the absence of air polluting industries as well as construction and demolition activities, traffic load generated by land use changes is the only major contribu-tor to air quality degradation in the city. The land use change can therefore be seen as primary determinant of air pollution in Bandung. This study analyses land use changes and its impacts on traffic pattern and air quality. Multivariate correlation between traffic load and land use changes is employed as tool to substantiate the proposition. Relationships between the degree of chang-es in land use, as reflected in traffic loads, and the quantity of two principal air pollutants, namely SO2 and HC are also established to validate the argument. The result of analysis sub-stantiates the correlation between land use changes and air quality degradation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:60179
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 10:54
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