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Published: 07 August 2019

Surrey County Council schools air quality summits

On 10 July 2019, Dr Gopinath Kalaiarasan presented the Guildford Living Lab and the iSCAPE project activities on behalf of Professor Prashant Kumar at the Eco-Schools Summits organised by Surrey County Council (Travel team) for Surrey Sustainable Schools.

The presentation covered the background of air pollution and mitigation strategies in near-road environments. The main objective of the presentation was to discuss the passive control of air pollution exposure using green infrastructure such as hedges along the busy roadside hedges. The audience included school teachers, students, local borough council members, industries personnel and local community people and they responded enthusiastically to the ideas and results presented.

In line with our Guildford Living Lab activity, we believe that this interaction increased the awareness of air pollution in the local community including school children and the need for maintaining and implementing green infrastructure around sensitive locations such as schools and hospitals.

Guildford Living Lab

The iSCAPE project is funded by the Horizon 2020 under the grant agreement no. 689954. Read more about the iSCAPE Guildford Living Lab work.

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