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Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe

Objective

The iSCAPE project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities in the context of climate change through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioural change initiatives. It will tackle the problem of reducing air pollution at target receptors with an innovative SME-led approach, focusing on the use of “Passive Control Systems” in urban spaces. Improvements in air quality, microclimate and behavioural aspects of urban dwellers will be achieved by applying real-world physical interventions on the urban tissue to alter ventilation rates and dispersion patterns in the selected cities assessed for future climate change scenarios and representative of different cultural&life styles in Europe. Through the approach of Living Labs the team will deploy a network of air quality and meteorological sensors (both stationary and mobile) and evaluate through analysis and a suite of up-to-date numerical modelling the benefits expected from the interventions on a neighbourhood and city-wide scale for several aspects ranging from quantification of pollutant concentration to exposure. iSCAPE encapsulates the concept of “smart cities” by promoting the use of low-cost sensors, engaging citizens in the use of alternative solution processes to environmental problems. iSCAPE will support sustainable urban development by promoting the sharing of results with policy-makers and planners using local test-cases, and providing scientific evidence ready-to-use solutions potentially leading to real-time operational interventions. This integrated approach will include the development and assessment of a framework aimed at changing the mobility behaviour of people by studying processes and dynamics that lead to more resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, by bringing together theory from urban planning, public policy, urban and environmental sociology and urban geography.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/political science/public policy

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 821 198

Participants (14)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 563 105
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 664 337,50
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 499 000
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 575 200
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 401 062,50
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 282 200
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 545 309,50
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 474 125
Address
Via Aureliana 63
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOAIR SOLUTIONS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 312,50
Address
Ronda De Sant Pere 40, Princiapl 2A
08010 Barselona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 510 720
Address
1 Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 7 500
Address
Wood Quay Civic Offices
Dublin 8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 250
Address
Via Po 5
40139 Bologna
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF LIVING LABS IVZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 185 625
Address
Pleinlaan 9
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Other
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 24 883,75
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments