Hackathon: Radical innovations for solving London’s Air Pollution Crisis, London

13 February, 2017 | 18:00 - 20:30

Venue address:

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom
How can civil engineers tackle the issue of air pollution?
How can civil engineers tackle the issue of air pollution?

About this event

For several years, the issue of air pollution has been a pressing concern for London. The production of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter come from many sources, such as road traffic, non-road mobile machinery and gas boilers and they pose a significant risk to Londoners’ health - Kings College London estimate that in 2010, 52,630 life-years were lost (equivalent to 3,537 deaths at typical ages) due to poor air quality.

At this Hackathon, we ask you – our members – to help us find new and radical solutions to the air quality crisis. The event will begin with an overview of the air pollution issue by one of the UK’s leading air quality activists, Simon Birkett, Director of Clean Air in London, followed by a presentation on the emerging technologies which could help combat this issue.

After the presentations, attendees will be asked to work in groups to see how these new technologies could be utilised and rolled out. Each group will be asked to present their findings at the end of the workshop and a winning group will be chosen by a panel of leading air quality experts and civil engineers.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with other civil engineers, learn about the issue of air quality and to impress some of the most senior members of the industry.

The findings of Hackathon may also be used in the ICE London Air Quality Taskforce’s Report, a cross-industry initiative to find a civil engineering solution to the issue of air pollution.

Please arrive at 18:00 for a 18:30 start. Dinner will be provided.

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