The Air in African Cities
Adequate, sustainable solutions require interdisciplinary approaches. Our aim is to bridge different research areas in order to understand the medical, environmental, political, cultural impact of air pollution exposure from both indoor and outdoor sources in Africa.
We are an interdisciplinary team of young researchers who will combine expertise from several areas, aerosol science, atmospheric modelling, sociology of law, epidemiology, toxicology, sustainable development and environmental science in a joint effort to evaluate environmental health risks in such details so proper actions can be taken.
We will focus on:
1. Polluted air and its impact on well-being outdoors, at home, at work and in the public spaces
With an interdisciplinary approach, we will assess different nuances of this problem, knowledge of importance for future health impact assessments.
2. Technological and cultural drivers of air pollution
We will identify the most important drivers regarding air pollution in different African cities as well as the regional differences. Can impacts such as health costs and infrastructure costs be calculated and how, and when, and to whom are we addressing this issue in the most efficient way?
3. Innovations for cleaner air: costs, drivers and benefits
We will explore how to combine technological innovations, urban planning, and social norms to provide affordable solutions to reduce air pollution in homes and public spaces.
Christina Isaxon, PhD (coordinator)
Assistant professor, Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology
Department of Design sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Lund University
Christina [dot] isaxon [at] design [dot] lth [dot] se
+46 46 222 39 35
Ebba Malmqvist, PhD (coordinator)
Assistant Researcher, Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department of Laboratory medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Lund University