Professor Stephanie Glendinning and the academic team in the School will have an impressive research base to work from to try and provide the answers to this pressing problem.
They will use sensors and monitoring devices historically situated at sites across the city alongside data provided from the new £58 million Urban Sciences Building to provide a detailed digital picture of life in Newcastle.
To enhance knowledge of urban life, scientists will collect readings taken from the building and wider Newcastle Helix site, and collate data on:
- air pollution
- energy use
- traffic flow
Our aim is to help public bodies, such as the city council and emergency services, to make better informed decisions.