Designing a Green Corridor for Clean Air and Comfort
Understand how green corridors can reduce air pollution
Green corridors can be key in supporting health and liveability in urban environments. Made up of connected linear parks and small-scale nature interventions, urban green corridors can include networked city areas with a high concentration of vegetation, as well as spaces for walking and cycling.
On this three-week course, you’ll explore the development of green areas in urban environments. You’ll discover how these areas enable safe mobility away from vehicles and air pollution while supporting outdoor exercise and everyday connections with nature.
By the end, you’ll have a sound understanding of how green corridors promote clean air and support citizen health and wellbeing.
Explore the considerations for designing a green corridor
You’ll discover the considerations associated with the constructed and natural elements in a green corridor. This will include developing an understanding of how green and grey elements affect temperature and air pollution.
Understand the basics of plant biology
To ensure you comprehend the fundamental environmental processes behind green corridors, you’ll cover the basics of plant biology.
This knowledge will help you develop the tools for decision-making, such as how to select plants, how to design to work with both constructed and natural elements, and the principles for planning decisions in response to a range of pressures.
Explore case studies from the built environment
To aid your understanding throughout the course, you’ll explore case studies and hear from industry experts. You’ll also be encouraged to explore a local corridor to cement your knowledge.
By the end of the course, you’ll understand how the corridor provides connections for people’s mobility, for ecology, and for the surrounding landscape.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe green corridors and their benefits
- Explain how the 'green' and 'grey' elements affect temperature, pollution, and airflow in a green corridor
- Identify key considerations associated with the constructed and natural elements in the corridor
- Present ways to encourage a holistic approach to designing green corridors
- Present ways to encourage mobility in a green corridor from a range of perspectives.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for professionals working in or interested in urban mobility and sustainable urban development.
You could be either from the private or public sector.
EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.
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