Shmapped

Can you help map the good things about Sheffield to help improve the cities spaces? The Universities of Derby and Sheffield and the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are inviting Sheffield residents aged over 18 years old to take part in a project to map the good things about Sheffield’s green and built spaces.
The project uses an app called ‘Shmapped’ as in ‘Sheffield mapped’ to try and understand how urban living affects our wellbeing, help people enjoy their surroundings, and help our town planners design better spaces.
To take part, download the free Shmapped app from your app store, answer a few questions about your wellbeing, Shmapped then prompts you once a day to notice the good things about your surroundings. You can take notes, photos and Shmapped will map the locations of your good things. After using Shmapped for 30 days, you answer the same questions from the start of the study.
The first 1000 Sheffield residents to complete the study can be entered into a prize draw to win vouchers from £50-500 with a 1 in 10 chance of winning. More information can be found here. We are planning a series of events and walks with the Wildlife Trust to share Shmapped if you would like us to organise one of these for your community, or if you would like posters/leaflets to promote the study in your organisation please get in touch (k.mcewan@derby.ac.uk).

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Community Air Quality data updated

Community air quality graphs have been updated to include results up to March 2017. See the Air Quality page of our website for more information.

Telegraph Voices: How could the air quality across Sheffield be improved – and why?

Sheffield Telegraph, 20 April 2017

  • Pollution has been far too low a priority – Neil Parry, East End Quality of Life Initiative
  • Fossil fuels are at the centre of a real crisis – Joan Miller, Sheffield Climate Alliance
  • Let’s devise a strong plan and seek Government funding – Peter Sephton, Sheffield city centre residents action group
  • Plants would be destroyed – Maria Val Martin, Sheffield University

Children exposed to air pollution

Neil Parry contributed to an article in Sheffield Star, 6 April 2017:

Hundreds of children in Sheffield are being exposed to illegal levels of air pollution from diesel vehicles, according to Greenpeace.

Children attending 18 nurseries, schools, further education centres and after-school clubs across the city are within 150 metres of roads where the level of nitrogen dioxide from diesel traffic exceeds the legal limit.

Tinsley Time and Travel Heritage Walk

Tinsley Time and Travel Heritage Walks Family Art and History Days Mon 10 April, Thu 13 April, Sat 13 May (2017) with Ignite Imaginations

Air Quality Graphs Updated

Data from Sheffield City Council air quality monitoring sites has now been updated and graphs can be found on our website.

Air Quality Graphs updated

Data from community groups has been updated to include September 2016. The graphs can be found on our website.


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