We have now come to an end of the six month monitoring period of our Love Lambeth Air project.
Mapping for Change, for Lambeth Council, has been providing diffusion tubes to Lambeth residents and businesses to measure nitrogen dioxide outside their home or office over the course of six months from October 2016.
Overall we had 30 participants monitoring 34 sites across the borough of Lambeth from Waterloo to West Norwood. The wide spread of monitoring was only made possible with thanks to the volunteer surveyors who every month changed the diffusion tube outside their home or office and returned the old tube for it to be processed in the lab for analysis. The results from the six months of monitoring will be made available on the Community Air Quality Map.
In September of last year Louise Francis, Director of MfC, went out to Udine to deliver a seminar and training session to students from the University of Udine, visiting students from the University of Oulu and employees of Vicin di Casa, a local not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote and facilitate access to housing by migrants. Students who attended came from courses on social work, and technology and education.
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2nd London Citizen Cyberscience Summit
We would like to thank all who attended our launch last week. There was a stimulating exchange of views, which opened the door to new opportunities for Mapping for Change.
It is quite risqué launching a new enterprise during the tightest economic crunch in living memory, but the interest expressed over the last couple of years, the numbers that have turned out to the events that we’ve held, show that there’s a need for what we offer.