Urban air quality: designing and implementing effective control strategies

Air pollution is one of the greatest challenges cities around the world face. While remaining the main environmental health hazard, air pollution also causes a variety of environmental effects such as acid rain, haze, ozone depletion, crop, forest and wildlife damage, and even more so – global climate change.

How can we contribute to tackling this global challenge?

Come and join us at the Urban air quality: designing and implementing effective control strategies, an event organized by the iSCAPE project and part of the EU Green Week 2018. This event aims to bring together diverse perspectives and create a constituency for air pollution control in European cities that is grounded on evidence-based analysis.

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 8:30 – 19:00 CET
Venue: Regione Emilia Romagna – Sala Auditorium, Viale Aldo Moro 18, Bologna – Italy

During the event, committed practitioners and renowned researchers will share state-of-the-art findings and recommend approaches for improving the control of air pollution and mitigation of the negative impacts of climate change.

Our panel of experts will discuss the implications of passive control systems and behavioral change on urban air quality. They will also identify challenges and opportunities for the low-cost sensor development and sensor application to tackle air pollution.
Event participants will also learn more about the importance of connecting multidisciplinary stakeholders and engaging citizens to increase collective awareness and knowledge of air pollution and its impact for healthier cities.

A detailed agenda of the event can be found here: iSCAPE mid-term event_AgendaV4mod (pdf – 80KB Updated 7 May)

Short bios of the external speakers can be found here:

Call for Posters

We welcome all participants to contribute to the event and present ongoing efforts aimed at reducing air pollution in the form of a poster. Posters will be exhibited in the coffee break area, offering participants a great opportunity to engage in interesting conversations with other participants (researchers, practitioners, city stakeholders and decision- makers).  If you are interested in presenting a poster, please indicate while completing the online registration.

Online registration

Online registrations are now closed, however as there are still some places available it will possible to register also “on site” on the day of the event. NOTE that places are limited to 120 attendees so please contact the local organisers below before going to Bologna to ensure spaces are still available.

For more information

Local assistance:

Erika Brattich
Junior Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna
Via Irnerio, 46 – 40126 Bologna (BO)
Phone: +39 -51-2095187

General queries about the project:


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Auditorium Hall - Via Aldo Moro, 18 Bologna (Italy)