Endangerments on Schools

Henninger, Sascha (2013) Endangerments on Schools. PLANNING TIMES – You better Keep Planning or You get in Deep Water, for the Cities they are A-Changin'. Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society. pp. 285-292. ISSN 2521-3938

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The project "Endangerments on schools" maintained by the Department of Physical Geography within the Faculty of Regional and Environmental Planning at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, analyzed the air quality of elementary school sites primarily not to be viewed as air hygiene loaded places. However, surveys of the traffic situation of the nearby vicinity of diverse schools in the city of Kaiserslautern indicated that these must be regarded as potentially polluted. In many cases, the combination of local emission sources and the locally limited exchange rate of the urban canopy layer proves to be a little-noticed negative factor. Pursuing this fact at the beginning of the project several elementary schools were selected within the city of Kaiserslautern, which could be classified as an urban, suburban or rural location due to its location and to the adjacent building structure. At all school sites meteorological as well as air quality parameters were measured simultaneously to allow a direct comparison of the assessed data. Initial results have shown that some analyzed school sites not only have short-term air pollution exposure, following the concentration peaks of the morning and mid-day traffic of the children. In dependence of the reduced near surface atmospheric exchange, due to the current weather situation and diverse environmental aspects the air quality limits, e.g. for particulate matters (PM10), were exceeded over longer periods. These could verifiably accumulate within the nearby vicinity of the school and even worse, within the schoolyard, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban air quality urban planning applied geography environmental planning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 14:06
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 14:06
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/600

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