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Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe

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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Address

Belfield
4 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 782 683

Participants (14)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 495 350

UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 627 457,50

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 465 250

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 548 325

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 371 687,50

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 629 100

INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 472 184,50

T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 452 875

NANOAIR SOLUTIONS S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 175 312,50

FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 540 720

DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 7 500

AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PREVENZIONE, L'AMBIENTE E L'ENERGIA DELL'EMILIA-ROMAGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 121 250

EUROPEAN NETWORK OF LIVING LABS IVZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 136 250

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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689954

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 850 830

  • EU contribution

    € 5 850 828,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

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