iSCAPE (Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe) was a European research and innovation project active from September 2016 to December 2019. The project worked on integrating and advancing 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.
iSCAPEs’ primary academic outputs are the Research Deliverables. For more details on the research process and to contextualise the deliverables, please refer to our Research Approach pages. A number of academic articles were published in various academic journals and research data is openly available. Also consolidated environmental datasets are available.
Public decision-makers can access nine policy briefs highlighting the main findings of the project. In addition, a comprehensive knowledge package provides practical guidance on the implementation of a Living Lab or citizen science activities against Air Pollution. Two types of low-cost sensors (Smart Citizen Kits and more advanced monitoring stations) were developed for assessing the impact of local interventions against air pollution or engaging citizens in science an d educational activities for awareness raising.
For Living Labbers and Citizen Scientists
Anyone interested in the Living Lab concept and Citizen Science can get inspired by our “Living Labbers” webinar series, the “Let’s talk about Living Labs” podcast interviews, and the guidebook Living Lab Guidebook for Cities Fighting against Air Pollution with the Living Lab “Tips & Tricks” cards. The iSCAPE experiences in Living Labs were also summarized in the iSCAPE Playbook, containing the iSCAPE Living Lab game.
iSCAPE Living Labs
iSCAPE Living Labs were set up in Bologna (IT), Bottrop (DE), Dublin (IE), Guildford (UK), Hasselt (BE), Vantaa (FI) for enabling conversations and solutions around air quality in Europe and implementing experimental interventions, assessing and tackling the air pollution issue from different perspectives. The Virtual Living Lab hosts resources that support third-party activities in relation to air quality interventions, incluing downloadable materials to engage stakeholders in various co-creation activities.
iSCAPE Technology – Citizen Kit and Station Air Pollution Measurement
iSCAPE has created a unique ecosystems of sensing devices, software platforms and engagement tools that genuinely enable governments and communities to make sense of their environment. Our platform allows people to measure and collect data quickly through a Citizen Kit and a Station Air Pollution Measurement.
Communication and events
iSCAPE disseminated results electronically via newsletters and social media. iSCAPE also organised two face-to-face events: a mid-term event entitled “Urban air quality: designing and implementing effective control strategies” and a final conference entitled “Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution Control in Europe”. The iSCAPE video aims to increase the awareness of air pollution by targeting the general public with personal messages from people living in the iSCAPE cities and beyond.