Fwd:[seminar] cistup : 16th Feb 2010 : "Impact of street tree canopies on pollution and microclimate in Bangalore"

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From: Dr K V Gururaja <gur...@ces.iisc.ernet.in>
Date: 12 February 2010 13:02
Subject: Fwd:[seminar] cistup : 16th Feb 2010 : "Impact of street tree canopies on pollution and microclimate in Bangalore"


 

Dear all,

Might be interest to many of us,

with best wishes
gururaja

>Dear all,
>
> Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning
> (CiSTUP)
> INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
> BANGALORE -560 012
>
> Cordially invites you to a talk on
>
> Impact of street tree canopies on pollution and microclimate in Bangalore
>
> by
>
> Dr. Harini Nagendra,
> DST Ramanujan Fellow and Urban Ecology
> Coordinator,
> Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bangalore
> Asia Research Coordinator,
> Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change,
> Indiana University, USA
>
>
> Date: Tuesday, 16th February 2010
> Venue: CiSTUP Conference Hall
> Time: 11.00AM
> Tea: 10:45AM
> All are cordially invited
>
> Chairman, CiSTUP
>
> ----------------
> Abstract: Cities generate considerable levels of air pollution, largely
> generated by vehicular movement. Such pollution, in addition to generating
> severe health discords, also contributes significantly to global warming.
> City streets face the worst of this pollution, while asphalted roads also
> contribute to microclimatic changes by constituting micro-scale urban heat
> islands. The city of Bangalore is no exception to such issues of
> atmospheric pollution, heat islands, and consequent health and climatic
> impacts. Rapidly growing in size, the vehicular traffic on the streets is
> a challenge for urban managers. While Bangalore was once famous for its
> tree-lined streets, in the past couple of years, the city has witnessed
> large scale tree felling on roads, as a consequence of road expansion
> activities as well as construction of the Metro. This research
> investigates the environmental benefits of street trees in the rapidly
> expanding city of Bangalore, and assesses the impact of street tree
> canopies on mitigating environmental pollution and buffering microclimatic
> variations in the city.
>
> We select ten roads distributed in various parts of the city, including
> major transport corridors, and smaller, internal conduits. Within each
> road, we identify a paired set of sampling locations, one in a section of
> road which is lined with trees, and the second in a section of the same
> road which is devoid of trees. We use two high volume air samplers, to
> simultaneously record information on primary air pollutants, including
> nitrates, sulphur dioxide, and suspended particulate matter at these
> paired sampling locations. We also compare ambient air temperatures, noise
> levels and traffic densities across paired sampling points.
>
> Across all ten roads, our results indicate that street trees have a high
> capacity to buffer microclimatic changes in urban environments, by
> reducing heat island effects, and absorbing gaseous and suspended
> atmospheric pollutants. These findings indicate the critical role played
> by street tree canopies in urban environments, a role often downplayed or
> ignored by urban managers.
>
> Resume: Dr. Harini Nagendra is a DST Ramanujan Fellow and Urban Ecology
> Coordinator at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the
> Environment (ATREE), Bangalore, as well as Asia Research Coordinator
> at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and
> Environmental Change at Indiana University. She coordinates a program
> of urban ecology focusing on land cover change, urban forestry and
> biodiversity, and environmental change in Bangalore and Delhi. She has
> also conducted extensive studies of on forest change in community and
> state protected areas in Nepal and India. Dr. Nagendra holds a PhD
> from the Indian Institute of Science, and was a recipient of the first
> international Society in Science: Branco Weiss fellowships awarded in
> 2003 from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, as well
> as a Young Associate of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Her research
> has been published in journals including Ambio, Proceedings of the
> National Academy of Sciences, and Landscape Ecology, and recognized by
> awards from the Indian National Science Academy, the Global Change
> System for analysis, research and Training (START), and the
> Proceedings of the US National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transport and Urban Planning,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore - 560 012, INDIA.
Phone:(O)+918022932521/2043 (R)+918023647262
Fax:+918023468207
Web: gururajakv.net

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Sam

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Feb 21, 2010, 11:42:22 PM2/21/10
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Dear Sir,

Any amount of research has not stopped our city godfathers from
chopping down trees mercilessly. If anything, it seems like the amount
of destruction has been directly proportional to the amount of
research data available. (Now we don't have to do another research to
prove this ;-)) My idea is not to belittle the research, but it's
just that commonsense has become so uncommon. We have invented ACs
which guzzle humongous amounts of energy, to "manage" our micro and
macro climates but show such contempt for trees which do it for free.

regds
Sam

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