purpose of the
project is to develop a prototype for a Public Air Quality Indicator.
The Indicator is to be placed in the city to make existing
information on air quality and pollution levels accessible and give
information that is specific to the location in which it is placed.
The indicator is based on existing and proven methods of measuring and
calculating pollution levels. It is updated 4 times a day. Air quality
is one of the most important elements in our daily environment, but as
it consists of microscopic particles and carbon-oxides, it is
obvious for us to sense it or take adeqaute measures against it.
Environmental zones in the city that limit traffic, better public
transport and especially particle filters for diesel cars and vans are
just some of the measures that could increase the air quality of city
centers. By large this necessitates a rethinking of how we plan cities
and use energy and resources.
The Project is a collaboration between Jørgen Brandt, senior
scientist at the National Environmental Research Institute who has
developed the pollution calculation models on which the indicator is
based, and visual artist Nis Rømer, working with art in
See images of the final indicator installed on the Copenhagen City Hall click here