martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

Photovoltaic panels in Madrid

The Spanish Company IM2 in colaboration with the German Krannich opens the bigest area for photovoltaic panels in Madrid.

This will avoid the emission of 430 T of CO2 and will save 91.459 l of petroleo every year.

We can read more in Ecología Verde.

miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010


AV Nudo Sur is an Association of people living in the south west of Madrid. From their WEB they give information about the situation of the district, and the air quality of the area.

Some important roads that give acces to the center of the city are located in this place, and there´s a lot of traffic during the rush hours. With the In The Air application we can see how the pollution increases during this hours, and how this situation happens almost every day.

jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010

"Dangers in the Air"

Bompas & Parr: Alcoholic Architecture, 2009. [Photograph: Bompas & Parr. All images courtesy of Air: Alphabet City No. 15]

Javier Arbona, a PhD candidate in geography at UC Berkeley with a background in architecture and urbanism, has written the article "Dangers in the Air: Aerosol Architecture and Invisible Landscapes" for the next issue of Alphabet City: Air.

A shorter version of the text has been published at Places / Design Observer.

The text describes how the air has been a working material for some recent artistic and architectural projects, unfolding some of it´s perceptive and theoretical implications.

In the Air is one of the references.

Congratulations Javier.

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010


I LOVE BICIS, a blog from the El Pais newspaper, encourages people to use the bici.

We love them too!

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

In The Air at the Smart Future Minds Ehibition

In The Air has been selected for the Smart Future Minds exhibition!

This award shows our cities future from diferents points of views, and It´s been showed at the Smart Urban Stage in Berlín, Roma, Londres and Madrid (from 20th of october to 11th of november).


We want to go cycling in Madrid!!

Here we have some platforms that claim the use of bicicles in Madrid and ask the Council for the correct conditions of rails and trafic in the city, and more security for the cyclists:

*Picture of cyclists in Madrid during the Bicicrítca.

Madrid reduces pollution changing the way of measure it

The national newspaper El País has published an extended report about the situation of the air pollution in Madrid and the changes of the location of the measuring station. It also explains the "real" ways that cities like Barcelona, París, Roma, Londres y Berlin reduce their pollution.
Madrid reduces the pollution arround 26% only in one year. The way to do it? Changing the location of the measuring stations: moving some of them to green areas and deleting others that were in the places with higher levels of pollution.

Information sent by Iván López Munuera, Uriel Fogué and Pep Tornabell.

Here you can see and old post .

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010

Pollution Maps

Maps produced by the In The Air aplication:

Maps of particles PM10 in Madrid.

Maps of particles PM10, the high density of population areas and the low density of population areas in Madrid.

Maps of particles PM10, the most expensive and cheapest areas in Madrid.

jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010


On October 21 there were high levels of NO2 pollution in some stations of the center of Madrid (Ramon y Cajal, Cuatro Caminos, Escuelas Aguirre and Méndez Álvaro) for several hours . The council recommended the use of public transport. If the warning limits were exceeded, the traffic in the city could be stopped.

Here's the information in various media:
ESPORMADRID (22 10 10)
ESPORMADRID (18 10 10)

*Picture published in Madridiario.