“To understand rising air pollution and study its impact on public health, urban environment, and its’ causality; ‘Breathe Bengaluru’, a project for assessment of city’s air quality, currently being undertaken, starting in BTM layout. It is taking a bottom up, ‘people first’ approach to tackling air pollution bringing in multi-disciplinary perspectives and public participatory mechanisms.
This is a joint initiative of ‘Sensors Without Borders’ and ‘Sensing Local’, both city-based organisations working on environmental issues such as air and water pollution, waste management amongst others. The project is bringing together researchers and experts working on traffic patterns, air quality, technology, urban planning and transport planning, along with local communities that are an integral stakeholder to provide suggestions, guidance and analysis of potential linkages between traffic emissions, air quality and health outcomes.”
On Sunday, November 6th, the two organizations are holding an open forum in Kormangala.
Where? IKP-EDEN Kormangala
When: 4 -6 PM
Find out more about the project, and learn about ways you can participate! They are looking for volunteers, particularly students to help with project execution.