Earth and Environmental Sciences Poster Session

Title

A Comparison of Healthy Urban Green Space and Localized Air Quality in Louisville Kentucky

Presenter Information

Clint CornelisonFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Earth and Environmental Science - GIS and Remote Sensing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Robin Zhang - Dr. Haluk Cetin

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

This study focuses on Louisville, Kentucky’s recent investments in public healthy Green Spaces, in attempts to combat increasingly poor air quality within its city limits. Based on earlier studies showing a direct connection between Urban Green Spaces and improved air quality; I compare the findings of Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District’s (APCD) monthly concentrations of various air pollutants in accordance with the EPA and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) from its five stationary sampling sites with the overall change in Healthy Green Spaces within these site’s buffered sampling zones (7.5 km radius) using remotely sensed Landsat-8 Normalized Distribution Vegetation Index (NDVI) imagery. By comparing overall APCD air quality reports and healthy green space change during the months of June and July (peak vegetation reflectance period in Kentucky) from 2014 to 2021 a correlation between improved urban air quality and the amount of surrounding healthy green spaces emerges.

Location

Waterfield Gallery

Start Date

November 2021

End Date

November 2021

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A Comparison of Healthy Urban Green Space and Localized Air Quality in Louisville Kentucky

Waterfield Gallery

This study focuses on Louisville, Kentucky’s recent investments in public healthy Green Spaces, in attempts to combat increasingly poor air quality within its city limits. Based on earlier studies showing a direct connection between Urban Green Spaces and improved air quality; I compare the findings of Louisville’s Air Pollution Control District’s (APCD) monthly concentrations of various air pollutants in accordance with the EPA and National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) from its five stationary sampling sites with the overall change in Healthy Green Spaces within these site’s buffered sampling zones (7.5 km radius) using remotely sensed Landsat-8 Normalized Distribution Vegetation Index (NDVI) imagery. By comparing overall APCD air quality reports and healthy green space change during the months of June and July (peak vegetation reflectance period in Kentucky) from 2014 to 2021 a correlation between improved urban air quality and the amount of surrounding healthy green spaces emerges.