Mobile Crowdsensing Network
What impact does urban green infrastructure have on our physical environment, health and wellbeing?
This community engagement pilot project focuses on a novel integrated measurement approach – a ‘mobile crowdsensing network’ – which engages and trains community partners to measure the impact of urban green spaces, and identify future potential for urban greening initiatives.
Four workshop sessions will introduce environmental and health benefits of urban greening and train volunteers in introductory measuring techniques. Over twelve months, six key individuals or groups will use mobile sensors to measure urban greening impact on urban heat islands, air and water quality, acoustics, mental health and wellbeing, place-based identity, sociality and political empowerment.
The pilot network will run in Grangetown, Cardiff and involve participation from community and school groups. The project is partnered with:
- Grow Cardiff
- Innovate Trust
- Cardiff Council
- Grange Pavilion Project
- Grangetown Primary School after-school gardening club
Its academic members are:
- Professor Phil Jones, Welsh School of Architecture
- Dr Mhairi McVicar, Welsh School of Architecture
- Dr Yangang Xing, Welsh School of Architecture
- Dr Akintunde Babatunde, School of Engineering
- Dr Kirsten McEwan, School of Medicine
- Dr Tim Jones, School of Earth Sciences
- Dr Kelly Berube, School of Biosciences
- Professor Paul Milbourne, School of Geography and Planning
- Professor Les Baillie, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
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