Before cities and governments can design urban environments that facilitate healthy air quality, they need to understand the nature and sources of air pollution at the neighborhood level. Air quality managers, researchers, and the public need more real-world information about the benefits and limitations of low-cost sensors to better understand how they can best be used to provide real-time, local-scale air quality information.
Clarity Movement has had the unique opportunity to work with cities like Houston, Denver, and London to implement indicative air quality monitoring networks that supplement existing regulatory networks. From these projects we have gleaned best practices for the deployment and operation of low-cost sensor networks in the urban environment.
Panelists will present lessons learned through projects in their cities as a resource for other air quality managers looking to learn how they can install, manage, and calibrate a low-cost monitoring network. Some of the questions attendees can expect to see addressed include: