workshop air quality citizen initiatives

International workshop for neighborhood air quality measurements and social/societal innovation, including sensors and AiREAS networked citizen’s initiatives.

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Traffic management and air quality

AiREAS has been doing an experiment on integrating traffic management and measurement of air quality. From a technological point of view the integration is not that complicated but doing traffic management and human interaction makes it complex and subject to a diversity of criteria.In the end it was given a NO GO.

You can download here the report aireas-ilm-tms-1-1

 

Manifesto Citizen’s Engagement Smart City development EU

Right from the beginning AiREAS was involved to get citizen’s structurally involved in the development of their own cities for their own quality of life. Through powerful and critical interaction the manifesto is now ready for endorsement. We are happy with the endresult. Hopefully you are too:

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https://eu-smartcities.eu/content/inclusive-smart-cities-european-manifesto-citizen-engagement

We already did.

Airport related measurements started

Airport Eindhoven closed for 2 week in order to re-tarmac the landing strip. This is an ideal opportunity for AiREAS to measure the difference of environmental impact when the airport is operational and when not. Those measurements started today in the field of ultrafinedust (Technological partner Oxility).

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Inside the box

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The nanotracer measure UFP

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The equipment installed in the city of Best

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The map that shows the measurement effort related to the airport

The measurements are done to define and support a more definite infrastructure that will monitor air quality in the entire region, similar to the finemaze, near realtime network we have in the city of Eindhoven. Due to the diversity of polluting agents in the broader scope of the region (intensive catle keeping, agricultural issues, airport, traffic, household pollution, etc) we also need to see how different measurement techiques and sensors work together in providing data for full regional air quality and exposure interpretation. The fact that the airport is closed should give us some insight without the influence of civil and military air traffic. We measure UFP, NO2, Ozone, noise, humidity, temperature and relate to wind direction and climate.

Collective intelligence newsbrief of VINCI energies

With this news item VINCI energies describes perfectly our synergy in health based multidisciplinary cocreation.

https://www.vinci.com/vinci.nsf/en/newsroom/pages/collective_intelligence_supporting_urban_air_quality.htm

The amount of innovation it triggers is announcing a new Kondratiev economic wave based on psychosocial evolution and applied technology for development of human core values.

In October 2016 we will set up a networking symposium in Eindhoven together with our partners to discuss both this mature form of regional governance as well as the innovative spinoffs that become visible through the cocreation.

If interested please tell us by mail and we keep you in the loop towards the event: jpclose@aireas.com

Turkish students get inspired by AiREAS

Part of the Erasmus+ exchange program with Turkish students is their involvement in our healthy city co-creation. They rapidly develop expertise in their field of education stimulated by their own growing insight of the importance of taking care of our habitat and health. Their inspiration has taken them to create posters, websites, make small shows and presentations, continue their initiatives in their home towns and celebrate together their results through certification, photo´s and great enthusiasm. The last group decided to capture the process, that involves many 1000´s of youngsters and 100´s of teachers every year, in a short video…..

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Happy with their hard work and results

The teaching is called Participative Learning, a peer 4 Sustainocratic method which stimulates self leadership, awareness and self learning mechanisms with a genuine direct contribution to society. One of the teachers remarked openly afterwards ´We have learned to appreciate much better our own students and are surprised to notice how much more they can do than we ever expected from them. We now realize that we need to change our teaching to deal effectively with their full capacity`.

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Producing websites in co-creation

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Happy teachers who learn as much as their pupils 

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Presenting your own work is nerve wrecking but highly satisfying when one receives the well earned applause

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No competition, just shared responsibilities, team spirit and love to create true value together