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Mapping Urban Environmental Performance with Emerging Data Sources: A Case of Urban Greenery and Traffic Noise in Sydney, Australia

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Department of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran 14588-9694, Iran
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Research Center for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Sustainability 2021, 13(2), 605; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020605
Received: 8 December 2020 / Revised: 28 December 2020 / Accepted: 6 January 2021 / Published: 10 January 2021
Measuring urban environmental performance supports understanding and improving the livability and sustainability of a city. Creating a more livable and attractive environment facilitates a greater shift to active and greener transport modes. Two key aspects, among many others, that determine the environmental performance of an urban area are greenery and noise. This study aims to map street-level greenery and traffic noise using emerging data sources including crowd-sourced mobile phone-based data and street-level imagery data in Sydney, Australia. Results demonstrate the applicability of emerging data sources and the presented advanced techniques in capturing the seasonal variations in urban greenery and time-dependent nature of traffic noise. Results also confirm the presence of a negative correlation between urban greenery and traffic noise. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban; environmental performance; greenery; canopy; traffic noise; Sydney urban; environmental performance; greenery; canopy; traffic noise; Sydney
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Nourmohammadi, Z.; Lilasathapornkit, T.; Ashfaq, M.; Gu, Z.; Saberi, M. Mapping Urban Environmental Performance with Emerging Data Sources: A Case of Urban Greenery and Traffic Noise in Sydney, Australia. Sustainability 2021, 13, 605. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020605

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Nourmohammadi Z, Lilasathapornkit T, Ashfaq M, Gu Z, Saberi M. Mapping Urban Environmental Performance with Emerging Data Sources: A Case of Urban Greenery and Traffic Noise in Sydney, Australia. Sustainability. 2021; 13(2):605. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020605

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Nourmohammadi, Zahra, Tanapon Lilasathapornkit, Mudabber Ashfaq, Ziyuan Gu, and Meead Saberi. 2021. "Mapping Urban Environmental Performance with Emerging Data Sources: A Case of Urban Greenery and Traffic Noise in Sydney, Australia" Sustainability 13, no. 2: 605. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13020605

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