Toxic air results in more than 400,000 early deaths across Europe each year and has been shown to have significant effects on healthy brain development in children. Many of the core activities of cities such as building, freight, waste management and transportation have significant air quality ramifications.
As well as thinking about the challenges of toxic air, Day two at Cityx will explore wider issues of city ‘breathability’. How can cities become better places for us as human beings? Cities can be incredible platforms for human ingenuity and endeavour, and thriving communities. But not always, and not for everyone. What are the primary factors that make cities difficult to tolerate and what can we do to reduce or eliminate them? We will discover how businesses and cities are harnessing innovation and rising to these challenges.