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Miami moves closer to smart city with a network of air quality sensors

02 December 2021

The city of Miami will deploy a network of air quality monitoring sensors across the city in one of the first large-scale projects in the U.S., moving the city closer to smart city status.

Miami will use PlanetWatch’s indoor and outdoor air quality sensors and network, which uses Algorand blockchain. The sensors will collect green data that will be transcribed into the Algorand blockchain.

Sensors will gather information to detect pollution hotspots and provide a database of environmental analytics to help protect the health of Miami citizens.

PlanetWatch has previously installed its network of air quality monitors in several European cities. The Miami installation will be part of the city’s Miami Forever Climate Ready initiative, unveiled last month, which aims for the city to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Miami undertook the carbon neutral pledge after the World Health Organization updated its global air quality guidelines and data from the American Lung Association, which suggested that more than 40% of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of ozone.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com

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