Valhalla

This studio enables students to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learnt in the courses to case studies and projects in analyzing urban issues. Further spatial analysis and planning skills will be developed in the studio, which will include emphasis on project planning, impact assessment, financing, and community engagement.

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The Sail

This studio enables students to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learnt in the courses to case studies and projects in analyzing urban issues. Further spatial analysis and planning skills will be developed in the studio, which will include emphasis on project planning, impact assessment, financing, and community engagement.

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Odyssey

This studio enables students to apply and integrate the skills and knowledge learnt in the courses to case studies and projects in analyzing urban issues. Further spatial analysis and planning skills will be developed in the studio, which will include emphasis on project planning, impact assessment, financing, and community engagement.

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Cost of Excess Air Pollution in China and Its Cross-provincial Distribution: Focusing on the Health Effects

Principal Investigator: Kyung-Min Nam
Source of Funding: ECS

Introduction

China is notorious for its excess air pollution.

Even conservative estimates of the economic costs associated with excess particulate matter (PM10) pollution range 4-6% of China’s historic gross domestic product (GDP), depending on time periods.

Research Questions in This Project:

  • How large is the cost of excess air pollution in China, if a broader loss category, often neglected in existing studies, is considered?
  • How does the cost differ by province?

Objectives

Develop an integrated pollution-health effects assessment tool that reflects China’s cross-provincial heterogeneity.

Apply the tool to the analysis of multiple policy scenarios and answer the questions.