UrbanZee delivers a significant positive impact on air pollution in cities by building communities that collaborate with local governments, and measures cities in great detail to help it’s citizens make decisions to optimise their health and air quality.
Would you like to contribute and share your concern about air pollution?
If so, we kindly ask you to fill in our “Survey on Air pollution”.
Air Quality is often a major problem in larger cities
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated in 2016 that 92% of the world population lives in areas with unsafe air. Living in such conditions significantly increases risk for diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular deceases, pulmonary diseases, asthma and lung cancers. In 2012, nearly 3 million early deaths worldwide were attributable to ambient air pollution.
“92% of people globally live in unsafe air”
Pollution in cities is a problem that is larger than an individual and for that reason we mostly delegate this responsibility to local, national and to some extend even supranational governments such as the EU.
Naturally, the political process tries to balance many types of influences and needs, for those reasons it does not always prioritise environmental issues even when it is clearly necessary. Political powers are also on some level limited and usually slow, even if the focus is clear. While proper legislation is critical, a truly lasting solution requires the many players in society to act together.
Our solution for lasting change
Localised social platform for
city-wide air quality information and change
The solution to lasting change is creating actionable dialogues between companies, city-governments and citizens.
By providing detailed information to citizens that is relevant to them especially in relation to their health, people understand the need for change. By providing them with the tools to make a difference for themselves and their community, people are empowered to contribute to a better future.
By providing detailed information to local governments and local companies, we enable these organisations to understand where and how to optimise for air quality in a city.
As the problem is truly larger than a single organisation or individual, our participation platform allows all players in the city to work together, either by providing support, ideas or even with a financial contribution.
We are periodically distributing a newsletter on our progress, which is published once a month or less.