Air -- Pollution.
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AbstractThe rapid urbanization of cities, lack of adequate green infrastructure, and uneven impacts from climate change have put residents of large cities at risk from air pollution. According to WHO, air pollution can cause a variety of adverse health outcomes and increase the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. To improve air quality in cities, it is necessary to apply different strategies to help reduce greenhouse gases such as PM2-5 and PM10 particles. A case study studying projects from different perspectives and realities allowed us to adapt the best practices for new places. The best solutions are applied in the study area, the San Felipe Residence located in Jesus Maria, Lima, Peru. To reduce and protect people from greenhouse gases and particles PM2.5 and PM10, the implementation of green areas on the roofs of existing buildings (called aerial parks) is recommended and designed. These roofs aim to help clean the polluted air, in addition to benefiting the residents. Finally, implementing aerial parks and urban furniture will improve the quality of space, leading to a more connected and communicated community. As for the potential audience of this research project, it is aimed at architects and engineers interested in changing the way the city operates and designing a park that can benefit 28% of the country’s total population.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project