User Stakeholder Panel
The User Stakeholder Panel (USP) is a panel consisting of public sector policy makers (municipalities, city planners, national ministries, the EU), researchers (universities and research institutes), the private sector (architects, urban planners, big-data analytics, sensor developers), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs, environmental advocacy groups), and citizens (including patients).
The purpose of the USP is to incorporate input from stakeholders in the design of the EXPANSE project and to promote the adoption and use of the results generated by the EXPANSE project.
The USP provides solicited and unsolicited advice and feedback to EXPANSE, informing the design and execution of the tasks. At the same time the USP will function as ‘first movers’ in using and augmenting the EXPANSE Toolbox and setting the stage for new users during the course of the project and beyond.
AARHUS UNIVERSITY (SCIENCE)
Aarhus University coordinates a Big Data Centre for Environment and Health (BERTHA). Their involvement in the USP facilitates exchange of methods and data.
C40 connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities to take actions, leading towards a healthier and more sustainable future. C40 cities are committed to deliver on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe.
ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND (NGO)
EDF is the world’s largest non-profit environmental advocacy group (with offices in the USA and EU) known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, and human health, and advocates using sound science, economics and law to find environmental solutions that work.
GOOGLE (PRIVATE SECTOR)
Karin Tuxen - Bettman
Google Earth Outreach empowers people to create positive change for people and the planet with Geo tools. In 2014, Google Outreach started to equip several Street View cars with its ‘Environmental Intelligence’ (Ei) mobile platform, including scientific-grade analysers and arrays of small- scale, low-cost sensors to measure pollutants.
MECANOO (PRIVATE SECTOR)
Mecanoo, an international leading urban planning practice, focuses on architecture, urban planning, landscape, and interior. It actively works on urban designs to promote the physical and mental health of its residents through design.
THE QUANTIFIED SELF (CITIZENS)
Marcel van der Kuil
QS is a global movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life. People collect data in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (mood, heart rate, skin conductance, blood oxygen levels), and outputs (physical or cognitive performance).
VITO coordinates the Flemish Environment and Health Study (FLEHS). Their involvement in the USP facilitates exchange of methods and data.
WHO HEALTH CITY NETWORK
Miriam Weber Health City Coordinator
WHO Healthy Cities is a global movement to put health high on the social, economic and political agenda of city governments. The WHO European Healthy Cities Network has brought together >100 cities and approximately 30 national networks.