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SOOS First Thursday – November
November 5th
“Authors and Anecdotes” Book Club: Featuring Patricia DeMarco
November 5th
Global Health and Climate Change Mini Course
November 6th
Pitt Honors Water Sustainability Scholar Community: Three Rivers to the Gulf Opening Dialogue
November 12th
Climate Projects: Turning Ideas into Actions with the Support of the Acceleration Fund
November 12th
Women+ in Green Virtual Breakfast
November 13th
Student Showcase 5th Annual Student Sustainability Showcase
November 13th
Leading Forward: 2020 C-Suite Summit
November 18th
Green Speakeasy: Making the Invisible Visible
November 19th
Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
March 2nd
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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 eventĀ 

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 eventĀ 

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

Virtual Event