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EUROPE’S GREEN RECOVERY – FRANS TIMMERMANS
March 2nd
2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
March 2nd
Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
March 2nd
Microplastics in PA’s Local Waterways: New Findings and Q&A
March 4th
SOOS First Thursday – March
March 4th
THE WATER DEFENDERS: HOW ORDINARY PEOPLE SAVED A COUNTRY FROM CORPORATE GREED
March 5th
Recycle Your Bicycle Drive
March 8th-13th 2021
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT: TRASH AND RECYCLING IN EURASIA
March 9th
WATER Discussion Series
March 10th
Green Speakeasy: Pitt Deans Talk Sustainability
March 16th
JUNK GARDEN: UPCYCLING PLANT POTS
March 16th
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Nov
19

Green Speakeasy: Making the Invisible Visible

  • When: Nov 19, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Registration link: Click here
  • Campus: Off Campus
  • Event Type: Public

Making the invisible visible: Developing hyperlocal air monitoring networks to better inform policy development and enactment by Dr. Harold Rickenbacker,Manager, Clean Air and Innovation, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

The emergence of lower-cost air quality sensors has redefined the power of comprehensive spatial-temporal data. But while technology is advancing and creating new hyperlocal insights, cities have struggled to shift from data to action or to implement strategies for air pollution mitigation and management.

EDFs work spans domestically and internationally, utilizing both mobile and stationery monitoring networks to inform land-use zoning and permitting, implement emergency public health interventions, and advise the design of traffic management measures and transportation projects, to name a few. Hear about our work in London, UK, to measure pollution levels before and after the introduction of a new Ultra Low Emissions Zone, or work in Houston, TX, to identify elevated levels of benzene (~300 ppb) near petrochemical facilities after Hurricane Harvey.

The routine availability of high-resolution air quality data in major urban areas will have transformative implications for environmental management and policy, air pollution science, and public health awareness and advocacy.

Please register for this event 

Thursday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Event

ADD TO CALENDAR 19-11-2020 4:00 pm 19-11-2020 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Green Speakeasy: Making the Invisible Visible

Making the invisible visible: Developing hyperlocal air monitoring networks to better inform policy development and enactment by Dr. Harold Rickenbacker,Manager, Clean Air and Innovation, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

The emergence of lower-cost air quality sensors has redefined the power of comprehensive spatial-temporal data. But while technology is advancing and creating new hyperlocal insights, cities have struggled to shift from data to action or to implement strategies for air pollution mitigation and management.

EDFs work spans domestically and internationally, utilizing both mobile and stationery monitoring networks to inform land-use zoning and permitting, implement emergency public health interventions, and advise the design of traffic management measures and transportation projects, to name a few. Hear about our work in London, UK, to measure pollution levels before and after the introduction of a new Ultra Low Emissions Zone, or work in Houston, TX, to identify elevated levels of benzene (~300 ppb) near petrochemical facilities after Hurricane Harvey.

The routine availability of high-resolution air quality data in major urban areas will have transformative implications for environmental management and policy, air pollution science, and public health awareness and advocacy.

Please register for this event 

Thursday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Event