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Improving the Smart Control of Air Pollution in Europe

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Project "iSCAPE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: BELFIELD
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 4

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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙850˙830 €
 EC max contribution 5˙850˙828 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5.1. (Fighting and adapting to climate change)
 Code Call H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2019-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    UNIVERSITY OF SURREY UK (GUILDFORD) participant 627˙457.00
4    UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT BE (HASSELT) participant 548˙325.00
5    FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT LIMITED UK (LONDON) participant 540˙720.00
8    ILMATIETEEN LAITOS FI (HELSINKI) participant 465˙250.00
9    T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL IT (ROMA) participant 452˙875.00
11    NANOAIR SOLUTIONS S.L. ES (BARSELONA) participant 175˙312.00
15    DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL IE (DUBLIN) participant 7˙500.00


 Project objective

The iSCAPE project aims to integrate and advance the control of air quality and carbon emissions in European cities in the context of climate change through the development of sustainable and passive air pollution remediation strategies, policy interventions and behavioural change initiatives. It will tackle the problem of reducing air pollution at target receptors with an innovative SME-led approach, focusing on the use of “Passive Control Systems” in urban spaces. Improvements in air quality, microclimate and behavioural aspects of urban dwellers will be achieved by applying real-world physical interventions on the urban tissue to alter ventilation rates and dispersion patterns in the selected cities assessed for future climate change scenarios and representative of different cultural&life styles in Europe. Through the approach of Living Labs the team will deploy a network of air quality and meteorological sensors (both stationary and mobile) and evaluate through analysis and a suite of up-to-date numerical modelling the benefits expected from the interventions on a neighbourhood and city-wide scale for several aspects ranging from quantification of pollutant concentration to exposure. iSCAPE encapsulates the concept of “smart cities” by promoting the use of low-cost sensors, engaging citizens in the use of alternative solution processes to environmental problems. iSCAPE will support sustainable urban development by promoting the sharing of results with policy-makers and planners using local test-cases, and providing scientific evidence ready-to-use solutions potentially leading to real-time operational interventions. This integrated approach will include the development and assessment of a framework aimed at changing the mobility behaviour of people by studying processes and dynamics that lead to more resilient, healthy, and sustainable cities, by bringing together theory from urban planning, public policy, urban and environmental sociology and urban geography.


List of deliverables.
Communication and dissemination strategy Documents, reports 2019-05-29 11:14:48
Stakeholder Management Plan Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:29
Stakeholders analysis and risk assessment Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:28
High-end and low-cost sensing platforms Basic release Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-04-18 14:14:17
iSCAPE project website (initial launch) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:14:16
Public/2nd release of the platform supporting integration with Virtual Living Lab Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-04-18 14:14:16
Detailed report for the assessment of air quality and UHI in EU selected cities preinfrastructural solutions Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:20
Detailed work plan for first six months Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:11
Report on environmental effects of behavioural actions Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:21
Report on climate change and air quality Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:12
Virtual Living Lab platform a Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:14:11
Report on iSCAPE socio-economic impact assessment methodology Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:16
1st version Real time reporting system for monitoring with sensor technologies Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-04-18 14:14:15
Implementation plans for each partner city Documents, reports 2019-04-18 14:14:24
Virtual Living Lab Platform b Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-04-18 14:14:08

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of iSCAPE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Guillem Camprodon, Óscar González, Víctor Barberán, Máximo Pérez, Viktor Smári, Miguel Ángel de Heras, Alejandro Bizzotto
Smart Citizen Kit and Station: An open environmental monitoring system for citizen participation and scientific experimentation
published pages: e00070, ISSN: 2468-0672, DOI: 10.1016/j.ohx.2019.e00070
HardwareX 6 2020-04-15
2020 Arvind Tiwari, Prashant Kumar
Integrated dispersion-deposition modelling for air pollutant reduction via green infrastructure at an urban scale
published pages: 138078, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138078
Science of The Total Environment 723 2020-04-15
2020 Yendle Barwise, Prashant Kumar
Designing vegetation barriers for urban air pollution abatement: a practical review for appropriate plant species selection
published pages: , ISSN: 2397-3722, DOI: 10.1038/s41612-020-0115-3
npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 3/1 2020-04-15
2020 Prashant Kumar, Hamid Omidvarborna, Francesco Pilla, Neil Lewin
A primary school driven initiative to influence commuting style for dropping-off and picking-up of pupils
published pages: 138360, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138360
Science of The Total Environment 2020-04-15
2020 Shiraz Ahmed, Muhammad Adnan, Davy Janssens, Geert Wets
A route to school informational intervention for air pollution exposure reduction
published pages: 101965, ISSN: 2210-6707, DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101965
Sustainable Cities and Society 53 2020-01-30
2018 Reija Ruuhela,Otto Hyvärinen,Kirsti Jylhä
Regional Assessment of Temperature-Related Mortality in Finland
published pages: 406, ISSN: 1660-4601, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15030406
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15/3 2020-01-30
2018 Shiraz Ahmed, Muhammad Adnan, Davy Janssens, Ansar-ul-Haque Yasar, Geert Wets
Air Quality Based Informational Intervention Framework To Promote Healthy And Active School Travel
published pages: 382-389, ISSN: 1877-0509, DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2018.10.186
Procedia Computer Science 141 2020-01-30
2018 Laura S. Leo, Riccardo Buccolieri, Silvana Di Sabatino
Scale-adaptive morphometric analysis for urban air quality and ventilation applications
published pages: 931-951, ISSN: 0961-3218, DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2018.1501797
Building Research & Information 46/8 2020-01-30
2019 Riccardo Buccolieri, Mats Sandberg, Hans Wigö, Silvana Di Sabatino
The drag force distribution within regular arrays of cubes and its relation to cross ventilation – Theoretical and experimental analyses
published pages: 91-103, ISSN: 0167-6105, DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2019.03.022
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 189 2020-01-30
2019 Shiraz Ahmed, Muhammad Adnan, Davy Janssens, Erika Brattich, Ansar-ul-Haque Yasar, Prashant Kumar, Silvana di Sabatino, Elhadi M. Shakshuki
Estimating pro-environmental potential for the development of mobility-based informational intervention: a data-driven algorithm
published pages: 653-668, ISSN: 1617-4909, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-018-1187-5
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 23/5-6 2020-01-30
2017 Athanasios Votsis
Planning for green infrastructure: The spatial effects of parks, forests, and fields on Helsinki\'s apartment prices
published pages: 279-289, ISSN: 0921-8009, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.09.029
Ecological Economics 132 2020-01-30
2019 Muhammad Adnan, Shiraz Ahmed, Elhadi M. Shakshuki, Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar
Determinants of Pro-Environmental Activity-Travel Behavior Using GPS-Based Application and SEM Approach
published pages: 109-117, ISSN: 1877-0509, DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2019.09.450
Procedia Computer Science 160 2020-01-30
2019 Thor-Bjørn Ottosen, Prashant Kumar
Outlier detection and gap filling methodologies for low-cost air quality measurements
published pages: 701-713, ISSN: 2050-7887, DOI: 10.1039/c8em00593a
Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts 21/4 2019-12-16
2018 Prashant Kumar, Ioar Rivas, Anant Pratap Singh, Vikas Julius Ganesh, Monirupa Ananya, H. Christopher Frey
Dynamics of coarse and fine particle exposure in transport microenvironments
published pages: , ISSN: 2397-3722, DOI: 10.1038/s41612-018-0023-y
npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 1/1 2019-12-16
2019 Ottosen, T. and Kumar, P.
Data Analysis Methods for Low-cost Air Quality Sensors
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO-19th International Conference on Harmonisation Within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes 2019-12-16
2019 Kumar, P., Ottosen, T. and Abhijith, K. V.
Field investigations on exposure reduction by green infrastructure in near-road environments: the Guildford iSCAPE case study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO-19th International Conference on Harmonisation Within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes 2019-12-16
2019 Kumar, P., Abhijith, K.V., Barwise, Y.
Implementing Green Infrastructure for Air Pollution Abatement: General Recommendations for Management and Plant Species Selection
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2020 Thor-Bjørn Ottosen, Prashant Kumar
The influence of the vegetation cycle on the mitigation of air pollution by a deciduous roadside hedge
published pages: 101919, ISSN: 2210-6707, DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101919
Sustainable Cities and Society 53 2019-12-16
2018 Lidia Morawska, Phong K. Thai, Xiaoting Liu, Akwasi Asumadu-Sakyi, Godwin Ayoko, Alena Bartonova, Andrea Bedini, Fahe Chai, Bryce Christensen, Matthew Dunbabin, Jian Gao, Gayle S.W. Hagler, Rohan Jayaratne, Prashant Kumar, Alexis K.H. Lau, Peter K.K. Louie, Mandana Mazaheri, Zhi Ning, Nunzio Motta, Ben Mullins, Md Mahmudur Rahman, Zoran Ristovski, Mahnaz Shafiei, Dian Tjondronegoro, Dane Westerdah
Applications of low-cost sensing technologies for air quality monitoring and exposure assessment: How far have they gone?
published pages: 286-299, ISSN: 0160-4120, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.04.018
Environment International 116 2019-12-16
2019 Prashant Kumar, Angela Druckman, John Gallagher, Birgitta Gatersleben, Sarah Allison, Theodore S. Eisenman, Uy Hoang, Sarkawt Hama, Arvind Tiwari, Ashish Sharma, K.V. Abhijith, Deepti Adlakha, Aonghus McNabola, Thomas Astell-Burt, Xiaoqi Feng, Anne C. Skeldon, Simon de Lusignan, Lidia Morawska
The nexus between air pollution, green infrastructure and human health
published pages: 105181, ISSN: 0160-4120, DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2019.105181
Environment International 133 2019-12-16
2019 Arvind Tiwari, Prashant Kumar, Richard Baldauf, K. Max Zhang, Francesco Pilla, Silvana Di Sabatino, Erika Brattich, Beatrice Pulvirenti
Considerations for evaluating green infrastructure impacts in microscale and macroscale air pollution dispersion models
published pages: 410-426, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.350
Science of The Total Environment 672 2019-12-16
2019 K.V. Abhijith, Prashant Kumar
Field investigations for evaluating green infrastructure effects on air quality in open-road conditions
published pages: 132-147, ISSN: 1352-2310, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.12.036
Atmospheric Environment 201 2019-12-16
2019 Theodore S. Eisenman, Galina Churkina, Sunit P. Jariwala, Prashant Kumar, Gina S. Lovasi, Diane E. Pataki, Kate R. Weinberger, Thomas H. Whitlow
Urban trees, air quality, and asthma: An interdisciplinary review
published pages: 47-59, ISSN: 0169-2046, DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.02.010
Landscape and Urban Planning 187 2019-12-16
2018 Abhijith, K.V., Tiwari, A., Kumar, P.
Green infrastructure and near-road air quality: Findings from the iSCAPE Project
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AQE-2018 2019-12-16
2020 Sachit Mahajan, Prashant Kumar, Janaina Antonino Pinto, Agnese Riccetti, Katinka Schaaf, Guillem Camprodon, Viktor Smári, Antonella Passani, Giuseppe Forino
A citizen science approach for enhancing public understanding of air pollution
published pages: 101800, ISSN: 2210-6707, DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2019.101800
Sustainable Cities and Society 52 2019-12-16
2017 Abhijith, K.V., and Kumar, P.
Modelling of pollutant reduction by vegetation in open road conditions
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO-18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes 2019-12-16
2018 Shiraz Ahmed, Muhammand Adnan, Davy Janssens, Ansar-ul-Haque Yasar, Prashant Kumar, Elhadi M. Shakshuki
Pro-Environmental Potential in Activity-Travel Routine of Individuals: A Data Driven Computational Algorithm
published pages: 541-548, ISSN: 1877-0509, DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2018.04.079
Procedia Computer Science 130 2019-06-17
2018 Jyhlä, K.; Drebs, A.; Mäkelä, A.; Fortelius, C.; Nurni, V.; Votsis, A.; Maidell-Münster, L.; Stibe, S.; Maerz, A.; Barrett, L.; Di Sabatino, S.; Barbano, F.; Brunetti, A.F.; Pulvirenti, B.; Kumar, P.; Pilla, F.
Assessing Environmental Impacts and Socioeconomic Benefits of Green Infrastructure: The Vantaa iSCAPE Case Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AMS 98th Annual Meeting 2019-06-17
2017 Pulvirenti, B.; Di Sabatino, S.
CFD characterization of street canyon heating by solar radiation on building walls
published pages: 902-906, ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings 2017 2019-06-18
2018 Prandini, F.; Pulvirenti, B.; Barbano, F.; Di Sabatino, S.; Brattich, E.; Drebs, A.; Kumar, P.; Jylhä, K.; Minguzzi, E.; Nardino, M.; Pilla, F.; Torreggiani, L.; Barbieri, C.
The Effect of Trees on Temperature Hot Spots within a Urban Heat Island: CFD Analysis of the Bologna Case Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AMS 98th Annual Meeting 2019-06-18
2017 Barbano, F.; Barbieri, C.; Brattich, E.; Brunetti, A.F.; Di Sabatino, S.; Drebs, A.; Kumar, P.; Minguzzi E.; Nardino, M; Pilla, F.; Pulvirenti, B.; Torreggiani, L.
Mechanisms of Ventilation in Real Street Canyon: The Bologna iSCAPE Case Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AMS 98th Annual Meeting 2019-06-18
2017 Di Sabatino, S.; Castelli, S.T.; Brattich, E.
Harmonisation within atmospheric dispersion modelling for regulatory purposes 9-12 October 2017, Bologna, Italy
published pages: 3-4, ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings 2017 2019-06-18
2018 Di Sabatino, S.; Barbano, F.; Barbieri, C.; Bratich, E.; Brunetti, A.F.; Drebs, A.; Kumar, P.; Jylhä, K.; Minguzzi, E.; Nardino, M.; Pilla, F.; Pulvirenti, B.; Torreggiani, L.; Valmassoi, A.
Urban Heat Island, Air Pollution, and Climate Change: The Bologna (IT) iSCAPE Case Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AMS 98th Annual Meeting 2019-06-18
2018 Kumar, P.; Abhijith, K.V.; Di Sabatino, S.; Pulvirenti, B.; Pilla, F.; Gallagher, J.; McNabola, A.; Baldauf, R.; Broderick, B.; Drebs, A.; Jyhlä , K.
Exposure Reduction by Green Vegetation Barriers in Near-Road Environments: The Guildford Iscape Case Study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AMS 98th Annual Meeting 2019-06-17
2018 Jonathan Chenoweth, Andrew R. Anderson, Prashant Kumar, W.F. Hunt, Sarah Jane Chimbwandira, Trisha L.C. Moore
The interrelationship of green infrastructure and natural capital
published pages: 137-144, ISSN: 0264-8377, DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.021
Land Use Policy 75 2019-06-17
2016 Prashant Kumar, Andreas N. Skouloudis, Margaret Bell, Mar Viana, M. Cristina Carotta, George Biskos, Lidia Morawska
Real-time sensors for indoor air monitoring and challenges ahead in deploying them to urban buildings
published pages: 150-159, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.032
Science of The Total Environment 560-561 2019-06-17
2018 Salem S. Gharbia, Trevor Smullen, Laurence Gill, Paul Johnston, Francesco Pilla
Spatially distributed potential evapotranspiration modeling and climate projections
published pages: 571-592, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.208
Science of The Total Environment 633 2019-06-17
2017 Gallagher, J., Broderick, B., Kumar, P., McNabola, A. & Pilla, F.
Passive Control Systems for Improving Air Quality in Urban Street Canyons: The Origins, Current State of Art and Next Steps.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
AAAR 36th Annual Conference, 2019-06-17
2017 K.V. Abhijith, Prashant Kumar, John Gallagher, Aonghus McNabola, Richard Baldauf, Francesco Pilla, Brian Broderick, Silvana Di Sabatino, Beatrice Pulvirenti
Air pollution abatement performances of green infrastructure in open road and built-up street canyon environments – A review
published pages: 71-86, ISSN: 1352-2310, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.05.014
Atmospheric Environment 162 2019-06-17
2017 Aakash C. Rai, Prashant Kumar, Francesco Pilla, Andreas N. Skouloudis, Silvana Di Sabatino, Carlo Ratti, Ansar Yasar, David Rickerby
End-user perspective of low-cost sensors for outdoor air pollution monitoring
published pages: 691-705, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.266
Science of The Total Environment 607-608 2019-06-17
2017 Arianna Valmassoi, Salem Gharbia, Santa Stibe, Silvana Di Sabatino, Francesco Pilla
Future Impacts of the Reforestation Policy on the amospheric parameters: a sensitivity study over Ireland
published pages: 367-375, ISSN: 1877-0509, DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.403
Procedia Computer Science 109 2019-06-17
2017 Kathryn M. Shaneyfelt, Andrew R. Anderson, Prashant Kumar, William F. Hunt
Air quality considerations for stormwater green street design
published pages: 768-778, ISSN: 0269-7491, DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.081
Environmental Pollution 231 2019-06-17
2017 Di Sabatino, S.; Pulvirenti, B.; Kumar, P.
Mixing and transport within real street intersections: The case of Marylebone street, London (UK)
published pages: 465-469, ISSN: , DOI:
HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings 2017 2019-06-18

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