Future Cities Catapult & AirSensa (Farringdon, London)
The Future Cities Catapult aims to accelerate urban ideas to market, to grow the economy and make cities better. Their work currently focuses on three core themes: promoting healthy cities, building resilience in urban infrastructure, and designing strategies to help cities adopt and finance smarter technologies. As such, they have purchased an AirSensa to go on the exterior of the new Urban Innovation Centre in London. In addition, there has been a demonstrator unit on display in the showcase section since opening in 2015.
The initial aim is to look at the AirSensa technology and data – specifically using the Cities Lab, which provides data analysis, modelling and visualisation capabilities to understand and elucidate city problems. We hope that this will be the start of productive partnership, to use their expertise to accelerate the AirSensa programme.