Working together for change

Our research team has been working directly with citizens and local authorities in our six partner cities around Europe to support ongoing efforts to improve air quality. Each city faces different issues and causes of air pollution – there is no one-size-fits-all solution.


  • used existing data to drive our innovative public engagement activities
  • examined existing city-level data to build new models of urban air pollution and carbon emissions
  • will use these new models and scenarios to make it easier for cities to identify changes that they can make for society to reduce emissions and make a positive change in peoples’ lives

You can read our technical summary here.

ClairCity is funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.


We aim to publish papers in the coming months. Stay tuned!


For each of our partner cities and regions, we are conducting a series of investigations and events which are reported as they progress:

  • a Policy Baseline Report describing contextual factors influencing air quality and greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Mutual Learning Workshops – opportunities for local stakeholder organisations in health, transport, air quality and energy to come together and discuss the challenges, opportunities and visions they see for their city or region;
  • a DELPHI process, collecting research data from residents on their thoughts on heating and transport in their region via two rounds of surveys and a workshop;
  • Stakeholder Dialogue Workshops at the end of the DELPHI process, bringing councils and local organisations together to interpret and comment on the DELPHI findings;
  • a City Day event, sharing our work and the results of the local video project.

all reports.

The ClairCity Conference

We host an annual conference in spring each year to bring project partners, local contacts and international associates together.

Our most recent conference was in Aveiro, Portugal on 10th April 2019. We hosted talks from local, regional and international organisations as well as sharing our own work.

You can see presentations and find out more about our previous conferences here:

Presentations at international conferences and workshops

International Environmental Communication Association Conference
Leicester UK, July 2017
Title: Society vs the Individual: How can we work together to enable behaviour change?
Presenters: Laura Fogg Rogers, Corra Boushel, Tim Chatterton

Co-Creating Cities and Communities – Connected Communities
Bristol UK, July 2017
Title: ClairCity pecha kucha
Presenter: Corra Boushel

Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling (TFIAM)/Forum for Air Quality Monitoring (Fairmode) workshop
Utrecht Netherlands, February 2017
Title: Assessment of measures in urban/port areas: Liguria experience
Presenter: Carlo Trozzi

Expert Panel for Polluting Emissions Reduction (EXPAPER)
Rome Italy, January 2017
Title: Le emissioni dal “sistema porto”: metodologia, software e caso di studio sui porti liguri
Presenter: Carlo Trozzi