Exposure to greenery and PM2.5 during active transport modes
Environment quality affects physical wellbeing, psychological wellbeing and productivity. To be sustainable on an urbanised planet we must consider provision of infrastructures for active transport modes. We need to thoroughly understand people's choice on available transport modes in various typologies of urban forms.The aim of this seed funding project is to identify exposure to PM2.5 and its effects on physical wellbeing and exposure to greenery and its effects on psychological wellbeing during active transport modes in Melbourne.
Aims and Activities
This is an inter-faculty project focused on sustainable urban research in Melbourne. The aim of this seed funding project is to identify exposure to PM2.5 and greenery during active transport modes in Melbourne. Twelve sets of wearable sensors for measuring PM2.5 exposure and electroencephalogram (EEG) will be applied via mobile apps to investigate the effects on human on during active transport modes. The routes will be selected for two typologies of urban forms in Melbourne.
Professor Lu Aye, Professor, Melbourne School of Engineering
Dr Judy Bush, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub, Lecturer, Melbourne School of Design
Dr Felix Hui, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne School of Engineering
Alex Kennedy, Project Director, New Student Precinct, Chancellery
Dr Patricia Lavieri, Lecturer, Melbourne School of Engineering
Sareh Naji, PhD candidate, Melbourne School of Engineering
Dr Paulo Vaz-Serra, Senior Lecturer, Melbourne School of Design