Cambridge University has received a £4.1 million research grant to investigate the challenge of "how to develop cities with no air pollution and no heat island effect by 2050?".
The grant is part of a wider £21 million investment scheme from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The scheme, which aims to invest in infrastructure to produce innovative urban design solutions, was launched recently by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.
The 'MAGIC' research project is a collaboration between the University's mathematicians, scientists, engineers and architects including Professor Alan Short, Professor Koen Steemers and Dr Ying Jin.
The consortium will use fluid dynamics to understand how the air flows within cities. This information can be used to inform how the urban environment can be adapted and managed, through the use of green spaces and adaptations to transport networks, to reduce pollution.
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