Cross River Partnership is partnering with Lambeth Council for the Clean Air Villages 3 project to improve the air quality in 16 different London ‘villages’, where air pollution and population density levels are high. The project is being delivered on behalf of 16 partners, including 12 Local Authorities and 4 Business Improvement Districts across London.
During this year-long project, funded by the Defra Air Quality Grant,Cross River Partnership will engage with businesses, hospitals and wider communities to encourage behaviour change and support activities to reduce air pollution and congestion. Within the London Borough of Lambeth, Cross River Partnership is actively engaged with the Sustainability Committee from King’s College Hospital (KCH).
Mapping for Change is supporting the citizen science element of the project to help KCH develop a baseline understanding of their local air quality around the hospital grounds. We will be engaging hospital staff, through a citizen science approach, to increase awareness of air quality issues and encourage behaviour change towards reducing their impact on, and exposure to, harmful levels of pollution. Monitoring NO2 over a period of 6 months using diffusion tube sampling will also help inform decision making across the hospital.
MyAccessible.EU is a three year research project funded by the European Commission. It aims to make cities’ built environment more accessible for disabled and older people by challenging social attitudes, raising awareness and delivering assistive mobile applications. These mobile applications will provide tools for collectively gathering and sharing information about accessibility of public spaces.
Science in the City is a project that is being carried out with residents in the Barbican and Mansell Street, in the City of London. Residents are using low-tech tools to measure Nitrogen Dioxide and particulates.
D-NOSES is a three-year EU funded research project which aims to provide a solution to the largely neglected issue of odour pollution, changing the traditional top-down approach for a bottom-up one. The lack of regulation from authorities around odour pollution is mainly due to it being difficult to reliably measure and the potential solutions being costly to implement.