According to the United Nations announcement, in 2050 70% of the world population will live in cities. Additionally, it is estimated that those cities consume 75% of the world’s energy and produce 80% of greenhouse gases .

Under those precedents emerges the concept of “Smart City“, cities that use technological advances as tools to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. These are the cities of the future, which take into account the concept of energy efficiency and sustainability pursuing a balance between the environment and the consumption of natural resources.


In the Smart Cities citizens are the key part for the development of the city and, consequently, one of the main factors of the quality of life for them, it is the quality of air they breathe.

Recently, it has been introduced the new concept of SMART AIR. As a result of the multitude of pollutant factors in the cities that are seeking to be controlled and managed by the Smart Cities, has emerged the need to directly manage our air, to get the highest quality of both indoor and outdoor air.

For this, two courses of action are being addressed: in one hand we have the stations mandatory by legislation, which can hardly get to make a real assessment of the air; and on the other hand, the innovative proposal to measure the air by nanotechnological analyzers, which with a small investment allow measurements in the most trouble spots of the city ‘s location and its location can be modified easily.

Undoubtedly, from this new perspective of air monitoring will allow a city to get the resources to change the levels of air pollution, regulating from different points of view the generation of pollutants and improving air quality for what is considered the real objective of the Smart cities: the citizen.

Source: Envira, Air Quality


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