Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Urban air quality management in Östersund: Finding the suitable parts for Chinese cities to learn from Östersund
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Urban air quality management is a system for governments to lead cities towards achieving good air quality standards in an efficient way. Good air quality can avoid many environmental issues which are regarding air problems. At least, reduce environmental impacts efficiently in some extent.

Carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and particulate matter (PM) are the common elements of air pollution. Topography, weather, the physical and chemical properties of pollutants and emission sources are also accomplices of air pollution.

Östersund was a case study in this thesis because it has satisfactory air quality and won the European Mobility Week Award in 2014.

Weather, winds, transportation and heating systems are the factors that influence urban air quality in Östersund. Green Traffic, Green Energy, and Green Highway are efficient projects in connection with air quality improvement in Östersund. Through successful technical application and institutional management, Östersund became one of the best climate cities in Sweden.

This study is main focus on how Östersund municipality manages the local urban air quality then tries to find the suitable parts for China to learn. Here learn means find the suitable ways to improve urban air quality in China. It doesn’t mean copy all these projects.

Emissions from vehicles, dust and the old style structures of energy are the main factors to reduce urban air quality in China. China did similar projects like Östersund did to improve urban air quality but the results were not so distinct so far. Vast land and large population are significant characteristics in China which make China’s ability slow to solve the air problem. Controlling the dust and emission from vehicles, using renewable resources and clean energy, optimizing industrial structure and complete legislations are beneficial projects to improve urban air quality in China.

The projects of Green Traffic and Green Highway, and public participations are significant parts in Östersund which worth to learn for Chinese cities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban air quality management, Östersund, China, Air quality, Emission
National Category
Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-25432OAI: diva2:839028
Subject / course
Environmental Science MV1
Educational program
Ecotechnology NEKOG 180 higher education credits
2015-06-02, Q221, Östersund, 09:55 (English)
Available from: 2015-07-13 Created: 2015-07-01 Last updated: 2015-07-13Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Urban air quality management in Östersund--Lixin(569 kB)120 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 569 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Liu, Lixin
By organisation
Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 120 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 82 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link