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Thirty minutes touring the Strand Aldwych sensor network and "living lab" with Professor Mark Mulligan including:

  • a general discussion of London's environment and pollution;
  • examining the H2020 ReSET project results on the local net impacts of the Strand Aldwych scheme on noise and particulate pollution;
  • examining some of the socio-economic impacts of the scheme.

There are two tours available - at 2-3pm on the 12 & 13 March. Please register on the link and select the appropriate date.

There will also be a demonstration of the low-cost, open source FreeStation technology that we have used to monitor London's pollution environment the impacts of the pedestrianisation project, since 2020.

The Strand-Aldwych FreeStation network comprises 22 monitoring stations in an area less than one-hectare, making it one of the densest networks of pollution sensors in the world.

Those attending will be invited into Second Nature installation which is, in part, informed by live data from the local monitors. You may wish to spend another 15-30 mins there. The exhibition uses volumetric light to create evolving structures through the internal environment of St Mary Le Strand Church. Accompanied by an immersive spatialised speaker system, the ephemeral use of 3D space creates a unique moment for reflection and contemplation.