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.
- UKHSA conference opens abstract submissionThe Air Quality and Public Health team at the UK Health Security Agency are pleased to announce the opening for abstraction submission at their two annual air quality events, to be held in … Read more
- Events through Autumn 2023There are a number of exciting events associated with indoor and outdoor air, public health and building design in the coming months! We’ve provided a round up for the next few … Read more
- Indoor Air Quality Observatory Stakeholder Engagement WorkshopOn 12 May 2023, the Future Urban Ventilation Network (FUVN) and the Tackling Air Pollution At School Network (TAPAS) held an online facilitated workshop (hosted by The Collective) with key stakeholders … Read more
- Health Effects of Building Ventilation Workshop On Monday July 17 2023 our theme 2 leads, Henry Burridge and Abigail Hathway, hosted a workshop titled ‘Health Effects of Building Ventilation’ in Westminster, London. The workshop brought together building and … Read more
- Government inquiry into heat resilience and sustainable cooling – including ventilationThe Environmental Audit Committee is undertaking a short inquiry into Heat resilience and sustainable cooling. It will look at the relationship between heat and health; examine the adequacy of current Government policies … Read more
- First WHO Europe Indoor Air ConferenceThe COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the importance of ventilation to mitigate the transmission of respiratory disease.On 20th September, in Bern Switzerland, and online, The World Health Organisation are hosting a conference to … Read more
- Clean Air Networks meet for the first time in BirminghamOn 5-6 July over 200 air quality researchers, policy makers, industry partners and civic sector groups who work across the atmospheric, health, social and building science disciplines met at the University … Read more
- Partner event highlight: RECLAIM Network Plus11 September 2023, 10am – 4pm RECLAIM Network Plus are hosting a conference taking place at the University of Surrey. The event will provide an opportunity to network with city officials, … Read more
- EAC inquiry on air quality: written evidence publishedThe Environmental Audit Committee is undertaking a short inquiry to establish the adequacy of current measures to promote indoor and outdoor air quality, and assess whether air quality targets are sufficient … Read more
- Research briefing being prepared on indoor air qualityThe Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) is working on a new POSTnote on indoor air quality. Indoor air quality can be affected by a range of factors, including infiltrations … Read more
- Competition winners announced!Two of the grand challenges faced by architects and engineers this decade is in designing buildings and technology solutions that create healthy indoor environments and meet net zero targets. This competition … Read more
- University of Birmingham job opportunities: 4 new positions – climate mitigation policies, air quality and healthThe School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is seeking to fill four positions in “Climate Mitigation Policies, Air Quality and Health” (Starting October 2023): 2 … Read more
- Opportunity for pupils to investigate their classroom air quality!We’re delighted to announce the official launch of SAMHE! Starting the week of 24th April, the SAMHE project will be inviting UK schools to register as a SAMHE school. Schools will … Read more
- Leeds City Council Air Quality and Health WorkshopBreathing City investigators joined colleagues at Leeds City Council, UKHSA and the NHS on Tuesday 28th March 2023 for an Air Quality and Health Workshop. The workshop provided a space for … Read more
- 2023 Clean Air Networks ConferenceThe 2023 Clean Air Networks Conference, held at the University of Birmingham 5-6 July 2023, will showcase the networks’ wide ranging activities and identify, as a legacy for the UK Clean … Read more
- New interactive infographic: Ventilation mattersFocussing on the role of indoor air quality and ventilation, this interactive addresses key questions on why ventilation is important and what can be done to make a difference to improve … Read more
- UKHSA Job opportunityUKHSA (UK Health Security Agency – formerly Public Health England) are currently recruiting two enthusiastic and competent scientists, with experience of undertaking research, especially on indoor air quality and ventilation modelling … Read more
- New research briefing on urban outdoor air qualityThe Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) has published a POSTnote on urban outdoor air quality with contributions from academics in the Clean Air Programme, including Breathing City’s Dr Christina … Read more