AIR QUALITY EXPOSURE AND MOBILITY TRACING: Monitoring, modelling and understanding local-level air quality and individual exposure to inform policy.
Monday January 29th, 13.00 -16.00, Science Central, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
(Science Central is located close to St James Metro Station. The Workshop will take place in the Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building, Room USB.3.032.MR)
An afternoon workshop that will demonstrate how new estimates of local air quality, coupled with individual mobility traces, can be used to better understand the impacts of air pollution and inform new transport/health policies.
Quantifying the disease burden associated with exposure to air pollution is extremely difficult. This is, in part, because there are limited data available on two fronts: (1) to quantify local levels of air pollution; and (2) to understand peoples' daily mobility traces (most exposure occurs outdoors). This workshop will:
- Demonstrate how numerous, low-cost air quality sensors can be combined with national-level models to create local estimates of air quality;
- Demonstrate how new 'track & trace' data, generated by individuals as they navigate the city, can be used to quantify exposure to air pollutants;
- Demonstrate how individual exposure estimates can be linked to wider health outcomes (e.g. an increased or decreased susceptibility to various non-communicable diseases);
- Discuss how these new methods could be used to inform a range of policies (attendees are encouraged to bring examples of policies that might be relevant);
- Seek collaborative opportunities for future projects.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Local authority employees and those involved in policy making or policy delivery;
- Air quality, public health and transport planning researchers/academics and practitioners/policy makers;
- Data analysts, data managers and repository managers;
- Public interest groups.
Funding is available towards travel costs and places are limited.
If interested in attending please contact Dr Tom Redfern by 22nd January: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
This workshop is part of the ESRC funded HABITs project: a collaboration between the University of Leeds, Newcastle City Council and the Healthy Cities partnership.