Air pollution

How can we address the challenge of air pollution?

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Filtered Neighbourhood

Link backstreets for cyclists and pedestrians to create safer, more efficient routes.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Transport

Power Circle

To make clean energy affordable to all, helping all sections of the community to benefit.

  • Air pollution
  • Carbon emissions
  • Greater fairness
  • Energy
  • Buildings
  • Circular Economy

Redbridge Council partnership

Plan and deliver connected community greening projects over three years with Redbridge Council.

  • Air pollution
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Food supply
  • Nature
  • Land Use

Planting Healthy Air In Schools

Redesign playground areas using green infrastructure and planting techniques to improve air quality.

  • Air pollution
  • Health & wellbeing
  • Nature
  • Buildings

Think big locally.

Why air pollution?

Take a deep breath: the facts about air pollution in the U.K. are shocking. Air pollution is one of the U.K.’s (and the world’s) biggest killers, linked to up to 36,000 premature deaths a year in this country. Breathing in air pollution is especially bad for young children whose lungs are still developing – but we are all affected. Cutting air pollution has direct benefits for our health and on workplace productivity, drives green innovation and the shift to renewables, and should cut congestion by reducing traffic levels. Less localised air pollution would make our cities and towns more attractive places for everyone to live and work.