Citizen Platform for Urban Air Quality

Breeze Technologies is creating a citizen-driven air quality sensing network in the district Rothenburgsort in Hamburg, Germany. Citizens are able to access hyperlocal data about local emissions, such as ozone, particulate matter, nitric oxides, carbon monoxide and ammonia via a web platform. Additionally, a daily email newsletter is available, informing about past and future air quality and suggesting behavioral changes to lessen their own impact on urban air pollution. Sensors are installed on private property to allow a faster and more agile project development cycle. Breeze Technologies identifies "hosts" for sensors through social media campaigns and calls through local initiatives and city officials.

The citizen engagement platform actively involves citizens in the air quality improvement process of the municipality and thereby promotes a more sustainable lifestyle. Thanks to a big part of the implementation being financed through private companies, cities can realise such a hyperlocal air quality sensing network with a very limited budget.

Sector
ICT
Country
Germany
City
Hamburg
District
Rothenburgsort
Owners
Breeze Technologies
Implementers
Breeze Technologies in cooperation with district council and citizens
Service Providers
Breeze Technologies
Customers
Citizens

SUPPORTING FACTORS

Scale of Implementation
district level
Planning Time
< 0.5 years
Implementation Time
< 0.5 years
Development Type
brownfield development
Technology Readiness
Technology demonstration
Public Participation Model
Active participation
Public Participation Description
Citizens "host" air quality sensors on their private property and can access local air quality through an easy to use web application.

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Benefits

Economical

Energy Related

Mobility Related

  • Promoting sustainable private transport mode

Environmental

  • Reducing local air pollution

Social

  • Improving life quality
  • Promoting sustainable behaviour
  • Facilitating citizen engagement

Waste Related

ICT related

  • Improved data accessibility
  • Increased data transparency
Return On Investment Period
< 5 years
Initial Investment Amount
< 50,000
Scale of Investment
Air quality sensors, operations and maintenance of the citizen engagement platform
Financing (Investors)

Income / Revenue Stream

Private companies are able to sponsor additional air quality sensors (a label by whom a sensor has been sponsored will be displayed in the app).

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