Dr James Levine
Senior Research Fellow, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research, School of Geography, Earth Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
James’ interests straddle the natural and built environments. He has 15+ years' experience using computer models to simulate a variety of influences on atmospheric composition. Meanwhile, growing interests in sustainable urban development and design of the public realm led James to gain a degree in architecture and spend 2 years in local practice. He is now working to bridge the gap between research and practice surrounding the use of strategic Green Infrastructure for Roadside Air Quality: developing policy-relevant guidance and decision-support resources with public bodies, including the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. This is about controlling the dispersion of pollution (close to source) as a complement to essential emission reductions, to further improve public health.