Future Urban Ventilation Network

The Future Urban Ventilation Network are developing a technical framework to enable a new integrated health evidenced approach to urban building design and technology innovation – The Breathing City.

We are creating a strategy for a new holistic approach considering coupled indoor-outdoor flows in the context of current and future air quality challenges together with their impacts on thermal comfort, noise and energy use.

We bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to understand technical and practical challenges, scope this new approach and develop a programme of research and impact activities that are needed to make it a reality.

  • Understanding air quality for health in different environments
    Thu, 22 September 2022 11:30 – 17:30 BST This half day event will explore indoor air quality for health with a particular focus on “Understanding AQ for health in different environments”…

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  • Guidance, consultations and briefings
    In recent weeks there has been a flurry of publications associated with both indoor and outdoor air quality, respiratory health, and pollutant exposure. We have provided a short summary of a…

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  • Clean Air Networks’ Conference 2023
    5-6 July 2023, University of Birmingham The countdown to the Clean Air Networks Conference begins! We are delighted to announce the Clean Air Networks Conference, to be held at the University…

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  • Network repository
    So far 9 datasets + 10 papers are on the FUVN repository.  Please provide your dataset/paper link into the Repository, through FUVN Repository New Entries (google.com). If you would like to…

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  • Reducing health harms associated with air pollution
    FUVN Co-I, Jim Stewart-Evans, with the Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards Directorate of the UK Health Security Agency have published a new Issue of the Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report to…

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  • Infection resilient environments: time for a major upgrade
    “The pandemic has warned us of the risks that are around the corner and we need better buildings to help us live with covid and future diseases. Now is the time…

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  • A meeting of air quality minds
    In April, members of the TAPAS network, the FUVN network, the CSTB and the OQAI met to discuss national indoor air quality strategies in France and the UK. The meeting of…

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  • Engineering a reduction in air pollution
    In December 2021, members of the Breathing City network attended a joint National Engineering Policy Centre and Chief Medical Officer roundtable on air pollution to help inform the 2022 CMO Annual…

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  • Event: Career Paths in Air Quality
    Fri, 1 July 2022 09:30 – 13:00 BST. This is an event for early career researchers and professionals who work in air quality to share their projects, discover opportunities to collaborate, and…

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