2024 Northern Air Quality Conference


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Speaker Presentations

Andrew Whittles – Director of Air Quality Programmes, Bradford Council


In his presentation, Andrew spoke about his role as Director of Air Quality Programmes at Bradford Council and the success of their Clean Air Zone. Andrew also talked about the council’s active travel and district heat network plans.

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Rhys Archer and Alice Handy – SAMHE


Rhys Archer and Alice Handy are from the SAMHE Project, where 1070 schools signed up and received an air quality monitor that measured PMs, CO2, VOCs, temperature and humidity.

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Amber Titchener and Pablo Garcia – Southampton City Council and EarthSense


In a joint presentation, Amber Titchener, air quality officer at Southampton City Council, and Pablo Garcia, senior air quality modeller at EarthSense, present their award-winning project to reduce wood-burning emissions across the district. View presentation


Professor Roy Harrison OBE – University of Birmingham


In a fascinating talk, Professor Roy Harrison gave an overview of where we have achieved success in improving air quality and where we are failing.View presentation


Sarah Rowe – Clean Cities


Sarah introduced us to some uncomfortable truths about the failings of Manchester in terms of shared transport. She also highlighted the lack of school streets in the North West compared to London.View presentation 


Dr. Karen Barrass – Climate Insights


Karen – who developed the Clean Air Network programme at UK100 – discussed the ‘win-win’ policies which would simultaneously address climate change and air quality, while highlighting others that would address one to the detriment of the other.View presentation


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