Guide for mapping air pollution

Environmental Defense Fund released Making the Invisible Visible: A guide for mapping hyperlocal air pollution to drive clean air action that provides advice for cities, counties and other local organizations interested in using hyperlocal air quality data to drive tailored solutions for air pollution.

What the guide has to offer

The guide is organized into three sections:

  • Getting Started, examines specific air quality challenges and research tools and introduces how new insights can enable a suite of targeted solutions focused on investigations, emergency response, transportation and traffic, land use, and investments and incentives;
  • Nuts & Bolts, provides detailed steps for designing a hyperlocal monitoring network, implementing the network, and analyzing the data; and
  • Data to Action, outlines how to evaluate various air quality solutions, build community awareness, and measure progress of policy decision.

The guide also includes case studies on our work with city and community leaders that show how this new kind of data can help design new solutions, build political support for action, increase compliance, and hold polluters accountable.

Note: Information is from EDF website.

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