Wind cor­ri­dors to curb Beijing’s pol­lu­tion: Re­port

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

In its lat­est ef­fort to tackle air pol­lu­tion, Beijing plans to chan­nel wind through streets to blow away the dirty air, re­ported the Beijing News.

The pro­posed six wind cor­ri­dors would al­low air from the sub­urbs to blow through the ur­ban cen­ter and re­move the air pol­lu­tants, said an in­sider from the Beijing Mu­nic­i­pal In­sti­tute of City Plan­ning and De­sign.

The in­sti­tute is study­ing the vi­a­bil­ity of build­ing the wind pas­sages and will publish the re­sult by the end of this year, said the in­sider. To dis­perse pol­luted air, the in­sti­tute also pro­posed to con­trol the height and den­sity of build­ings.

Beijing is not the first Chi­nese city con­sid­er­ing this method to tackle its air pol­lu­tion prob­lem. Other ci­ties, in­clud­ing Shang­hai, Nan­jing, Hangzhou and Wuhan, have also con­sid­ered it. (Photo 1)

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