The presentation was part of the marking of the end of the Breathing Infrastructures project, also called the Breathe/Respirar project, which is a study of the viability of the use of green sustainable fences to reduce the urban atmospheric contamination. The researchers argue for using nature as an inspiration to develop more sustainable and inclusive cities.
Breathe/Respirar is a multidisciplinary action research programme that explores how green infrastructure and other nature-based solutions contribute to air quality, health and wellbeing, and provide opportunities to enjoy co-benefits such as connecting people and nature and supporting development of an inclusive green economy. The Breathe/Respirar programme, which began its development in 2017, is being implemented through a series of projects jointly undertaken by the universities of Sheffield and Buenos Aires in collaboration with schools, communities and other organisations.
Breathe/Respirar project (The University of Sheffield website)