EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 Retrospectives Round-Up


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Missed any of the “Retrospectives” from EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023? Here’s another chance to gain valuable insights from our Keynote Supporters (National Highways and the Centre for Low Emission Construction at Imperial College London) and Innovation Sponsors (Vortex, part of Marston Holdings; Brightly, a Siemens Company; and We Care 4 Air)!

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria* for an Emissions and Air Quality Smart Class but were unable to join us at Greencoat Place, London for the live in-person event on April 26th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” at the bottom of the post to receive a unique link giving free of charge access to all of the presentation videos, recordings and slides. Alternatively, click on your preferred presentation title from below to re-visit an individual retrospective: 

  1. “Driving Down Emissions – The Route from Strategy to Innovation”
  2. “From Data to Action – How to Take the First Step to Implementing a Successful Clean Air Project”
  3. “Improving the Air Quality of your Highways Operations and Maintenance with Connected Asset Management”
  4. “Route Map to Net Zero Construction”
  5. “Air Quality and Smart Cities – Innovation, Design and Education”

*Those qualifying to receive the presentation videos and rich media content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers, environmental managers, programme managers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.


Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 delegates and stakeholders:

“I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for having me today. I thought it was a fantastic event and a brilliant opportunity to connect with the wider AQ community” – Head of Carbon and Air Quality Group, National Highways • “It was a real pleasure to join Smart Classes for the Emissions and Air Quality event yesterday to discuss net zero, emerging technology and some of the solutions for the construction sector. Thank you for a great event, interesting presentations and great networking opportunities” – Programme Manager, Centre for Low Emission Construction at the School of Public Health, Imperial College London • “Size of Smart Class was very welcoming – intimate and great for networking” – Sponsor, Transport for London • “It was an excellent session, and I enjoyed the roundtable discussions as well as meeting some of the other participants. Learning about National Highways’ strategy was really useful for making sure our future projects are relevant and most valuable to learn about asset management and how it’s connected to AQ” – Project Manager, Cross River Partnership • “The presentations were very informative and engaging roundtable discussions” – Senior Planner, London Borough of Islington “Useful event and a good chance to be able to network and hear about what is happening elsewhere” – Project Manager – Air Quality, Hertfordshire County Council • “I enjoyed the presentations. Keynotes were good for our local plan and interesting use of sensors demonstrated during the roundtables” – Environmental Protection Team Leader, South Oxfordshire District Council “Thanks for the invitations to the Smart Classes. They really help with keeping abreast of changes in the sustainability field and I always recommend them to colleagues. I always come away having learnt something new or discovering a new aspect of this area to investigate and follow up. I will definitely be attending further London classes” – Future Mobility Project Manager, Surrey County Council

“It was a really great event, thank you for hosting it so well!” – Sustainable Transport Planner, Hackney Council • “Excellent organisation. More relevant and useful than I expected” – Councillor, London Borough of Barnet • “It was probably your best one yet! Presentations provided real food for thought. Well targeted and very informative. Helped to provide a pathway to the future and roundtables included a good discussion around legislation” – Service Director – Transport, Highways and Waste, Herefordshire Council • “Good event. Hyperlocal air quality network especially interesting” – Air Quality Technical Officer, City of London Corporation • “Informative and targeted at the right level. Retrofitting and carbon reduction topics were of most interest” – Programme Manager – Carbon, Hertfordshire County Council • “Relevant to current projects. Excellent event” – Associate Director – Air Quality, WSP • “Great event, great speakers, great networking, lots of examples of the co-benefits of aligning air quality and climate adaption projects” – Director of Environment at Marston Holdings & Head of Commercial at Vortex (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thanks so much, it was a great event! Really enjoyed. We’ll definitely be back” – Technical Presales Consultant, Vortex (Innovation Sponsor) • “Always a pleasure working with Mark and Harriet” – Senior Director for EMEA Client Services Centre, Brightly – a Siemens Company (Innovation Sponsor) • “Thank you so much for a fantastic session today. It was a great mix of people and you have struck an excellent balance with these classes. As a sponsor, it was great to engage with the audience on a peer to peer level and hold open discussions with everyone” – Managing Director, We Care 4 Air (Innovation Sponsor)


Smart Classes for 2023 and Beyond:


Like to learn more about our Smart Class events and how you can potentially participate? Click here to discover the market context of Smart Classes and for a general overview of our Transport, Emissions & Air Quality, Public Realm & Urban Spaces, Water Management, Waste Management, Energy and Health & Assisted Living editions.

Buyer side stakeholders (e.g. councils/local authorities, transport authorities, transport operators, highways authorities, waste collection authorities, developers, utilities, public service providers, critical infrastructure operators, government agencies, prime contractors etc) meeting the qualification criteria described on the individual event page (click selected Smart Class from the schedule above) can apply for a free delegate place by completing the “Registration form” located at the bottom of that page.

Up to 5 innovators/solution vendors can be accommodated at each Smart Class in an “Innovation Sponsor” capacity: Peruse the Event Sponsorship page for full details on “Smart Class Innovation Sponsorship Packages”. Check out our Testimonials page (or the individual Smart Class event pages) for feedback from previous delegates, sponsors and supporters.

Stay Safe, Feel Safe: The number of delegates at a Smart Class is usually capped at 50 and, despite the government’s lifting of restrictions, venues selected to host a Smart Class are required to operate a ‘Covid-Secure Standards Charter’ and to remain vigilant. We ask all delegates to ensure that they are fully vaccinated or have had a negative covid test within 48 hours of the event. Bottles of hand sanitiser are included on all tables and, if you prefer to wear a face covering, full face-visor shields are available.

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EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions. EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 will be hosted in London on April 26th.


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