The exponential growth of cities happens at the moment the world is facing serious challenges in achieving more sustainable development. Monitoring and maintaining air quality is one of the most important aspects in the management of cities. A large majority of people live in cities, where air quality index often exceeds limits for several air pollutants, posing a serious health and environmental risk. Real Time Air Quality Management System is an important factor in any smart city. QART enables the monitoring and forecast air pollution in a city through actionable data.
Noise pollution affects both health and behavior. Sounds become a nuisance when they interfere with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts and diminishes quality of life. Unwanted sounds (noise) has harmful effects on psychological health, and can also cause hypertension, high-stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other hazardous effects.
QART, our real-time citywide noise monitoring, enables the user to address specific nuisance issues and provides information to support town planners’ decisions to refuse or impose control conditions on projects that may cause high noise levels.