Every day, more citizens are concerned about the air quality in their local environments and are willing to take action against it.
The education community of Barcelona (Spain) took this concern to initiate an ambitious, pioneering and inter-generational air quality monitoring initiative, xAire. NO2 concentrations will be measured in over 800 locations around the city and more particularly, near schools. Continue reading…
The research, Analysing Active Mobility through Participatory Urbanism, deals with the practical application of emerging trends in participatory urbanism, as applied to the understanding of the urban environment issues of active mobility in Malta. Through citizen science, neogeography and volunteered geographic information (VGI), this research sought to analyse if and how community knowledge can be considered a viable option for understanding the urban environment issues for bicycle users in Malta. Continue reading…
The Mapping for Change engagement process has been piloted in Malta through a series of Participatory GIS initiatives held from December 2016 to November 2017. The participatory mapping projects were carried out as part of a doctoral thesis by Wendy Jo Mifsud and formed part of a research project led by StudjUrban within the wider Design 4D City research programme of the Valletta 2018 Foundation.
Air pollution is now fully acknowledged to be a significant public health problem, responsible for a growing range of health effects that are well documented.
Achieving the right public attitude, awareness and behaviour by the use of optimal air pollution monitoring, forecasting and reporting will go some way towards creating a healthier environment.
On Wednesday 14th June, over 45 local residents and stakeholders gathered in St John’s Church in Waterloo to discuss the results of a community-led air quality monitoring programme in Lambeth.