Analysing and Enhancing the Level of Awareness about Air Quality among the Teenagers to Achieve Healthier Environment in Lahore

  • Hina Nabeel University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Qudsia Asif University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan and Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Syed Nabeel Hassan National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK), Pakistan
Keywords: air pollution, environmental awareness, environmental education, healthier environment, improved health and lifestyle, sustainable design


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Urban areas have witnessed a rapid increase in population all around the globe during the last few decades. Pakistan has also experienced rapid urbanization which has depleted available resources and created many challenges. These include an unplanned urban sprawl, long travel distances within the city, and the destruction of natural environment. Undoubtedly, among all the issues the city of Lahore is currently facing, poor air quality appears at the top of the list. The deprivation of trees and agricultural land, pollution generated by the construction of housing societies and road networks, and smoke emitted from motor vehicles and factories are some of the major factors contributing to air pollution in Lahore. The study aims to assess the air pollution awareness among the teenagers of Lahore city. Keeping in view the fact that air pollution has increased cardiac and respiratory diseases, it is important to educate the masses to improve air quality for a healthier and liveable environment. The government should introduce more effective legislation to control pollution; however, it needs consistent support from citizens, architects, builders, and all other stakeholders for its successful implementation. Educational institutions and media can play a significant role in creating awareness through education and positive campaigning. At the end, the study discusses how people can positively contribute to the solution when they come to know the intensity of the problem and its harmful effects.


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The Air Quality Levels of Lahore, Pakistan
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Nabeel, H., Asif, Q., & Hassan, S. N. (2023). Analysing and Enhancing the Level of Awareness about Air Quality among the Teenagers to Achieve Healthier Environment in Lahore. Journal of Art, Architecture and Built Environment, 6(2), 1-19.