WHAT: A two-hour roundtable for citizens, planners, politicians, experts, and everyone interested in SDG 11 – making sustainable cities and communities and interrelated issues as the SDG 3 – Good health and well-being, SDG 10 – Reduced inequalities, SDG 13- Climate action, SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy, SDG 12- Responsible consumption and production, SDG 9 Industry, innovation, and infrastructure. The roundtable focuses on sharing challenges and practical ways to know, tackle and work with urban air quality in Aalborg.

After a short introduction, the roundtable will consist of three brief presentations followed by an open discussion that addresses the issue of air quality and urban planning in Aalborg

  • Making Sense Together. Introduktion og Målet med Rundbordsbordet – Enza Lissandrello, Lektor i Urban Planning, Aalborg Universitet, Department of Planning, Aalborg
  • Luftforurening i Danmark og hvordan den kan forbedres – Matthias Ketzel, Professor, Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Miljøvidenskab, Roskilde Campus
  • Er luften vi indlåner usund? – Marie Pedersen, Lektor, Københavns universitet, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Afdeling for Epidemiologi
  • Hvilke politiske handlinger kan forbedre luftkvalitet i byen? Daniel Nyboe Andersen, Gruppeformand Aalborg Kommune
  • Diskussionsrundens: Hvordan ved vi, hvad data betyder for byluftkvalitet, folkesundhed og byplanlægning? – Modereret af Rasmus Nedergård Steffansen Postdoc i Urban Planning, Aalborg Universitet, Department of Planning, Aalborg

WHY: Air quality is vital for everyone but generally worst in cities. Citizens’ exposure to air pollutants derived e.g. from industry, transport, and energy production from wood burning to car use occurs in proximity or from regional or long-distance sources. Research usually focuses on identifying hotspots of high exposure and sources of exposure to air pollution with NO2 and PM2.5 to inform preventive actions. The aim of the roundtable is to ‘make sense together’ of measures and strategies that can potentially be implemented in planning for a healthier and sustainable Aalborg in the future.

WHO: Top experts from Aarhus University, Copenhagen University, and Aalborg University engaged in research on urban quality together with a politician from Aalborg Municipality will discuss knowledge and measures for urban air quality in Denmark.

WHEN: 4th November 2022 (15.15-17.15)

WHERE: Musikkhus/Aalborg University

Any questions or need support please feel free to contact the NordicPath-team at Aalborg University: NordicPath@plan.aau.dk

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