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Sustainability

Daniel Horton’s Climate Change Research Group (CCRG) uses numerical models to assess the co-benefits and tradeoffs of green infrastructure and transportation design. Proactive governments, industries, and individuals are taking action to address the challenges posed by anthropogenic climate change. However, comprehensive effects of design solutions to anthropogenic climate change remain unresolved. To better understand both the positives and negatives of mitigation and adaptation actions, the CCRG uses numerical models (e.g., GCMs, CCMs, CTMs, etc.) to simulate scenario-based sustainability actions. The CCRG, in conjunction with researchers across Northwestern, is particularly interested in urban sustainability challenges, to include the effects of vehicle electrification on air quality and the influence of green infrastructure on urban flooding, heat islands, and air quality.         

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