New Air Quality Tool in California

Krist, John
November 2005
Planning;Nov2005, Vol. 71 Issue 10, p38
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the approval of the document titled Air Quality and Land Use Handbook: A Community Health Perspective, by the Air Resources Board in California. Planners who are familiar with the document are somewhat wary, fearing that although it may certainly raise awareness of potential health issues, it may also conflict with goals of promoting certain kinds of development, particularly transit-oriented, high-density, and mixed-use infill communities. The handbook is one of several efforts to bring air-quality considerations into the California planning process.


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