Sustainable Environments

What will be the future of places - our cities and our environment? How will our we design the smart cities of the future? How do we ensure food and water security across the world? What impact is climate change having on our environment?

Across the world polluted air contributes to an estimated 7 million deaths each year.

Establishing where air pollution stems from, in order to control emissions and reduce public-health impacts, is a challenge facing governments across the world.

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How do you ensure action on air pollution doesn’t lead to unanticipated consequences?

From London to Guangzhou, Nepal to Rwanda, air pollution is rising up the political agenda as evidence of its far-reaching health consequences increases. Data on air pollution is improving but the data is worrying; population-dense locations around the globe have unsafe levels of particulates. While better data is critical, alone it is not enough to make for change. Understanding the real-world impacts of vaunted pollution solutions is key.

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If air pollution science won’t achieve change on it’s own, what will?

Air quality is a central battlefield in the struggle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as economic growth and industrialisation threaten to undermine health and well being for the masses. Understanding the causes of air pollution requires a broad range of disciplines if we are to understand where air pollution comes from, and what can be done about it.

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