In October 2016, the Citizen Sense research project hosted an “Urban Sensingworkshop and walk in Deptford, South London. Citizen Sense is working with residents to undertake air quality monitoring in relation to the changing urban fabric of the area.

As part of this investigation, Citizen Sense developed a Dustbox particulate matter 2.5 monitoring device and Airsift platform for analysing air quality data.

The monitoring is ongoing through to early summer 2017, and the Dustbox devices are available for checkout to residents of Deptford and surrounding areas at the Deptford library.

These videos documenting the “Urban Sensing” workshop and walk. The “Urban Sensing” videos, along with our other project videos, are also available on the Citizen Sense Vimeo channel.

Thanks are due to Ashley Simpson and the Communications team at Goldsmiths, University of London for producing the videos. Thanks are also due to the residents of Deptford, New Cross and Greenwich who are participating in monitoring their air quality.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP/2007-2013) / ERC Grant Agreement n. 313347, “Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice: Assessing Participatory Engagements with Environments through Sensor Technologies.”