With the Council of Bristol Mosques, RADE decided to expand its network of Citizen Sensors by adding more air quality sensors and expanding into traffic monitoring. As part of this, and in recognition of the local demographics, the network was named ‘Saaf Hava’ [Urdu for ‘Clean Air’], and Peace of Art created a multi-lingual logo. Problems sustaining a network of low-cost sensors connected to domestic Wi-Fi of varying strength will be addressed in the Royal Academy of Engineering – Diversity Impact Programme funded MAKERS [Making And Knowledge Exchange for Repair & Sustainability] project with UWE.
Saaf Hava? It means Clean Air. It means Citizen Sensing across Easton. Twenty sites will measure Air Pollution, Temperature, Humidity; with room for expansion. Already we’re adding Telraam traffic counters by integrating UWEs WE COUNT programme into Saaf Hava via the STEM Ambassadors. Those 20 sites over 1.6 square kilometres will be the most comprehensive Citizen Sensing network in the UK? When we add in generation 3, and 4 of the data set expansion if not now. Holograms telling you about all sorts of things from your world, in any language, anybody? Maybe see them first on St Marks Road (something we need to talk to the Community Group about)
Saaf Hava? Is a joint initiative between RADE and the Council of Bristol Mosques. Saaf Hava is a megaphone for unheard BAME and Working-Class voices in debates about the environment. Saaf Hava dreams that no one will try and discuss the environment, or transport without starting with the people who work it, live it and feed their families.