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Urban Air Quality. A Comparative Study Of Major European Capitals


  • Cristina ALPOPI

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Sofia Elena COLESCA

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)


In this article, the authors made a comparative analysis of air quality in several European capitals, with the goal to identify the place occupied by Bucharest among the most polluted cities in the European Union. For this analysis we used data reported by various member states, as well as data provided by the Romanian National Network of Air Quality. The comparative analysis presents the last years evolution for the concentration of the most important substances involved in the atmospheric pollution process, emphasizing the place occupied by Bucharest city according to the quality index value of the cities.

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  • Cristina ALPOPI & Sofia Elena COLESCA, 2010. "Urban Air Quality. A Comparative Study Of Major European Capitals," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 5(6(15)), pages 92-107, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:5:y:2010:i:15:p:92-107

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    1. Sharareh POUREBRAHIM & Mehrdad HADIPOUR, 2012. "A Transportation Decision Support Model For Residential Site Selection," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 7(1), pages 69-87, February.

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    air quality; European capitals; comparative analysis; pollution; urban environment.;

    JEL classification:

    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling


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