We recently took part in the Open DataCamp 2016 — an annual conference that aims to create a space to discuss the challenges and experiences of using data in India — to present our perspective, as urban planners, of air quality data. The theme of the conference this year was “Pollution Party”. The crux of our presentation was to explore inherent relations between urban systems and air quality data, how this affects public health, and then go on to mitigate these public health risks from an urban planning perspective.
Mapping areas with local PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) pollution levels of 150 ug and 12 ug in the BTM Layout neighbourhood of Bengaluru. Understanding the local air pollution levels of can provide answers to bringing down the PM 2.5 levels of the entire neighbourhood to desired levels of 12 ug.