Vegetation and Urban Environment

by Asadullah Zulfacar, Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Environmental Sci.; Coll. of Engrg., Florida Technological Univ., Orlando, Fla.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 1, Pg. 21-33

Document Type: Journal Paper


Vegetation in or near urban settlements has esthetic, economical, and hygienic value. Vegetation, if located optimally, is known to provide a considerable amount of protection against industrial as well as other particulate pollutants by the process of filtration. The capacity of vegetation to clean the atmosphere of its gaseous pollutants is controversial and needs further substantiation through meaningful research.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Urban areas | Pollutants | Aesthetics | Economic factors | Industries | Filtration

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