Visualising and modelling urban air quality - influence of vegetation, building morphology and traffic emissions
Research Project , 2018 – 2021

How does the design of the urban landscape affect the levels of air pollution? What roles do trees and other urban vegatation play for the air quality of the city? And how to place trees, houses and streets to get the best possible city air quality? The CityAirSim project aims to answer these questions. We create a model by combining biology, chemistry and meteorology. And we take one futher step by creating an interactive environment where the consequences of different choices are visualized and communicated through virtual reality. This will become the prototype of a tool to use in, for example, urban planning and schools.


Beata Stahre Wästberg (contact)

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Thommy Eriksson

Senior Lecturer at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)


IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden

Ramböll AB

Copenhagen, Denmark

Tyréns AB

Umeå, Sweden


Göteborg, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden



Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Areas of Advance

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

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