We talk about the Veg-Gap project on the new issue of Ecoscienza. "Air Quality and Health", this is the theme of the December 2022 Issue 5/6. The issue hosts analyses and reflections on the relationships between air pollution and climate change, emphasizing the need to pay more attention to health and adopt lifestyles that promote well-being and safeguard the environment. Among the studies presented is ours, with a focus on the importance of an approach that integrates different information on different scales and adopts a broad perspective, on the entire urban area, also considering possible regional influences. With an eye to the future, thanks to the possibility of simulating future scenarios, the Veg-Gap methodology can help develop common strategies to combat air pollution and climate change. The key point? accessibility and data sharing.
Today cities lack appropriate information or support tools, and the data processed in our 3 pilot cities - Bologna, Madrid and Milan - are available to technicians, administrators and researchers for more effective planning solutions and truly informed choices.
Read the full article (Italian only)