partnership for cleaner air
new partnership between Leeds City Council and the University
will dramatically improve the way the citys air
quality is measured and analysed, and help combat air
pollution through better management of urban traffic.
partnership, involving the school of geography, the Institute
for Transport Studies and the council, will allow for
the exchange of research findings and other information
such as databases of emission factors, modelled traffic
flows, meteorological data and GIS maps.
Organisations will share resources, including monitoring
and modelling equipment and specialised IT software. The
aim is to improve the accuracy of prediction models, and
provide a better understanding of the built environment
research fellow Dr Gordon Mitchell said: Both organisations
will benefit from this pooling of resources, and the benefits
will also extend to the people of Leeds, as improved environmental
auditing techniques help create more efficient transport
action plans to improve local air quality and reduce noise
board member responsible for environmental issues Councillor
Elizabeth Minkin said: This partnership means our
drive to improve air quality will benefit from the top
research facilities available at the University.