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Impact of urban form on microclimate, air quality and human health

Led by doctoral researcher in architecture, Mehrdad Borna, this walk will focus on air quality in our cities. If you care about creating a better future for our cities, then this tour is for you!

Join us for a hands-on experience and an insightful walking tour of Canary Wharf. On this walking tour, you will be working with Environmental Monitoring Instruments to monitor and capture data related to Air Quality, Temperature, Air flow velocity, and Relative Humidity. We will then interpret these data to understand if there is an association between urban form and urban air quality. By the end of this tour, you will have a better understanding of the urban form and its significant influence on the formation of undesirable microclimate which increases the concentration of air pollution in outdoor spaces and respectively triggers adverse impact on human health.

This walking tour will highlight some of the above issues and is a very enjoyable way to learn about Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Urban Microclimate, Urban Heat Island, air pollution and its impact on human health. We will also explore potential mitigation strategies to reduce our impact on the environment and discuss our present state of effort and achievement in order to secure production of a satisfactory quality of life for our future generations.


We will meet you at Canary Wharf which is the newly developed area of retailing and restaurants of London’s latest financial centre operating as Europe’s hub. From here we will have few stops before arriving at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden designed by Foster + Partners. 

Meet at Canary Wharf Underground station
Guided visit to Canary Wharf district
Guided visit to Crossrail Place Roof Garden

22 June 2019

10:30 -12:00

Admission: FREE

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Image: Somayeh Hosseinkhani


Reuters Plaza, Canary Wharf Station

Reuters Plaza, Tower Hamlets, Canary Wharf, London. E14 5EH


Once you are out from Canary Wharf station (street level exit) you will immediately see Santander Cycles docking station. This is where you will meet your tour guide.