Resources

Journal publications

Valmassoia, A., Gharbiaa, S., Stibe, S., Di Sabatino, S., Pilla, F., 2017. Future Impacts of the Reforestation Policy on the atmospheric parameters: a sensitivity study over Ireland. Procedia Computer Science, Volume 109, Pages 367–375
Online link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.403
You can download a PDF of the article here.

Abhijith, K.V., Kumar, P., Gallagher, J., McNabola, A., Baldauf, R., Pilla, F., Broaderick, B., Di Sabatino, S., Pulvirenti, B., 2017. Air Pollution Abatement Performances of Green Infrastructure in Open Road and Built-up Street Canyon Environments – A Review. Atmospheric Environment, Volume 162, Pages 71–86
Online link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.05.014
You can download a PDF of the article here.

 

Scientific reports

Report on challenges and opportunities in iSCAPE cities

Partner in charge: Future Cities Catapult
Contributing partners: University College Dublin, University of Bologna, University of Surrey, Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Hasselt, Dortmund Technical University, European Network of Living Labs, Emilia-Romana Protection and Environmental Regional Agency

This report outlines the non-technical challenges and opportunities for each of the six cities (Bologna, Bottrop, Dublin, Guildford, Hasselt, Vantaa) involved in the iSCAPE project relating to air pollution and climate change. These have been based on a qualitative survey of 22 city stakeholders as well as learnings from a set of best practice case studies on air quality interventions and citizen engagement initiatives. Sixteen city challenges have been identified and split into three overarching ‘challenge areas’. These include ‘Urban Environment’, ‘Citizen Perception’ and ‘Government Policy’.

The challenges are intended to be used as thought starters for further exploration throughout the rest of the iSCAPE project. Recommendations have also been made for citizen engagement within the iSCAPE Living Labs going forwards.

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Guidelines to promote passive methods for improving urban air quality in climate change scenarios

Partner in charge: University College Dublin
Contributing partners: University of Surrey, TU Dortmund University and European Commission Joint Research Centre

This report reviews and discusses the available passive control systems (Physical Passive Control Systems, Green infrastructure, Photocatalytic coatings) as well as a Spatial perspective for improving air quality in order to produce guidelines that account for local settings, by considering the fundamental design of urban areas and the potential for low cost retrofits for some passive methods in existing areas in the built environment, as well as, to assesses also the potential of expected benefits from urban deployments. The full report will be available here very soon.
 

Report on Behavioural interventions

Partner in charge: University of Hasselt
Contributing partners: T6 Ecosystems srl

This report reviews the literature in behavioural interventions available in different fields of study to address the following questions:

  • Factors which are found important in encouraging pro-environmental behaviours among individuals;
  • Effects and significance of various behavioural interventions implemented in various parts of the world and their role in reducing air pollution;
  • What different methods are available to quantify the effectiveness of behavioural interventions.

The full report will be available here very soon.
 

Report on climate change and air quality

Partner in charge: University of Bologna
Contributing partners: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Emilia-Romana Protection and Environmental Regional Agency
Contributing reference data for their city: University College Dublin, University of Surrey, University of Hasselt, Dortmund Technical University

This report aims to summarize current understanding of urban climate change, air quality studies and their interconnection. It provides a broad overview of challenges that are relevant for PCSs deployment to mitigate the impact of climate changes in future scenarios. It critically depicts the science basis for later numerical modelling and experimental studies within ISCAPE and provide suggestions for further research in the project. The full report will be available here very soon.
 

Summary of air quality sensors and recommendations for application

Partner in charge: University of Surrey
Contributing partners: University College Dublin, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institut d’Arquitectura Avancada de Catalunya

The aim of this report is to present state-of-the-art on air quality sensing and recommendations for their deployment in the field studies of the iSCAPE project. This report presents an overview of the state-of-the-art in low-cost sensing of particulate and gaseous air pollutants through a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. Sensors and sensing technologies for monitoring particulate matter (PM), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3) and its precursors nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and nitric oxide (NO) are reviewed with a focus on sensor selection based on the twin criteria of cost and performance. General and project-specific guidelines for deploying and using the sensors are presented based on the literature review. The full report will be available here very soon.
 

Stakeholders analysis and risk assessment – non-technical challenges to implementation of interventions

Partner in charge: Future Cities Catapult
Contributing partners: all iSCAPE partners

The report not only identifies the challenges and risks associated with setting up the iSCAPE living labs but also highlights what is going well in each of the living labs in order to share learnings and inspiration across the iSCAPE cities. In addition to this it provides a set of recommendations and solutions to the challenges. The report is primarily intended as a resource for the iSCAPE partners but may also be useful for other cities or organisations embarking on similar living lab projects.

Download the deliverable here
 

Implementation plans for the iSCAPE living labs

Partner in charge: University College Dublin
Contributing partners: University of Bologna, Technical University of Dortmund, University of Surrey, Hasselt University, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Future Cities Catapult, Dublin City Council

This report summarizes the iSCAPE approach to living labs. It describes the main considerations we made to establish our living labs and presents the implementation plans for each iSCAPE living lab. In addition, it discusses the key elements we considered to design our living lab pilot projects. The approach described in this report, especially the key elements used to describe the living lab projects can be used to design future projects and living lab activities.

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Data Management Plan

Partner in charge: Institut d’Arquitectura Avancada de Catalunya
Contributing partners: University College Dublin, European Commission Joint Research Centre

This report describes the management plan for the data collected and managed on the project. It advocates for the effectiveness of openness and sharing, hence we strive to make data collected during the project as available as possible within the limit of personal privacy. The document will be updated regularly with the purpose of supporting the data management life cycle for all data that will be collected, processed or generated by the project.

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Communication and dissemination strategy

Partner in charge: T6 Ecosystems srl
Contributing partners: University College Dublin

The iSCAPE Communication and Dissemination strategy provides guidance and direction for all iSCAPE communication with external actors. It ensures a unified approach across the entire consortium, covering WP8 activities and has a strong link to the future exploitation strategy and to the communication within the iSCAPE Living Labs.

The strategy underpins the importance of communication to promote the iSCAPE project activities and disseminate the project results and outcomes to a multitude of audiences. It describes the objectives, planned target groups and channels as well as indicators to measure the performance of the planned activities. Ongoing monitoring & evaluation throughout the project will continuously improve the strategy.

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Other resources

This section will also contain other key resources produced during iSCAPE, such as:

  • Conference presentations
  • Communication materials
  • Newsletters