Urban AirQ

Tackling the most polluted streets in Amsterdam

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PARTICIPANTS

 

Air Quality

ISSUE

 

Amsterdam

Location

THE MOST POLLUTED STREETS IN AMSTERDAM

The Dutch environmental defense organisation Milieudefensie found that the Valkenburgerstraat and the Weesperstraat in the heart of Amsterdam are the most polluted streets of the city. We want to know more about the situation in this part of the city and will measure the air quality with the locals.

The Sensors

A sensor was developed in close collaboration with Wageningen University and RIVM during last years's edition of the Amsterdam Smart Citizen Lab. This base was reproduced, adapted, and updated with some better sensors (e.g. the NO2 sensor). The sensors were connected to the participants' Wi-Fi networks and now measure: NO2, particulate matter, humidity, and temperature.

Behind Urban AirQ

Discover how the Urban AirQ came together, the community behind it and what we're up to next.

Get involved!

We’re still looking for emergent communities with environmental issues to solve.

Get in touch at info@making-sense.eu

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