Breathing City Events

Seminar Series:

13/04/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Jim Stewart Evans. Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist at Public Health England. Talk title “Characterising environmental hazards to health: outdoor and indoor exposures” Watch again on YouTube

27/04/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Dr. Maarten van Reeuwijk. Reader in the Fluid Mechanics section in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College.

11/05/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Dr. Megan Davies Wykes. Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Talk title “Models for natural ventilation: sash windows and cross-ventilation”

25/05/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Dr. Nicola Carslaw. Professor in Indoor Air Chemistry Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York.

08/06/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Dr Jim McQuaid and Dr. Kirsty Pringle. School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.

22/06/2021 12.00-13.00 BST. Dr. Matthew Loxham. Senior Research Fellow in Respiratory Biology and Air Pollution Toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Launch Event

On Monday 18th January 2021, the Future Urban Ventilation Network hosted a launch event online. Professor Cath Noakes (PI) provided an overview of the project (slides here) and four air quality experts delivered fantastic presentations.  

You can view these talks below, or click on the title to download the slides:

The afternoon provided more information about the project themes: ‘Coupled indoor-outdoor environments‘; ‘Health-centred ventilation design‘, and ‘Breathing City into Practice‘. This was followed by four online interactive discussion boards.

You can view these talks below, or click on the theme title to download the slides:

The day was concluded with a lively discussion panel to share a variety of perspectives on the topic. The invited panel were:

You can view the panel discussion here: