Smart City Air Challenge: Webinar Series

EPA is hosting a series of webinars to provide an overview of the Challenge and its topics so potential applicants can develop strong strategies. Please check this page frequently for dates and recordings of webinars.

Webinar 1: Smart City Air Challenge: The Basics

Monday, September 12, 2016


  • Vision for the Challenge
  • How to get involved in the Challenge
  • Answers to frequently asked questions

Presentation (pdf, 570 KB)

Notes from the webinar

We are looking for ways to post the recording here.

Webinar 2: Smart City Air Challenge: Air Quality Sensors

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


  • Air pollutants and available sensors
  • Costs and accuracy of sensors
  • How to deploy and maintain sensors

Introduction, resources and presentation by Kristen Benedict, EPA and Ethan McMahon, EPA (pptx, 2 MB)

Presentation by Ron Williams, EPA (pptx, 16 MB)

Presentation by Mike Hannigan, University of Colorado at Boulder (pptx, 11 MB)

Registration is over.

We will post the recording here in the next few days.

Webinar 3: EPA Smart City Air Challenge: CITI-SENSE: How 8 cities measured air quality

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Come learn how eight cities collected air quality data with the CITI-SENSE program.


– What air pollutants and sensors they used

– How they managed the data

– How they displayed and used the data


– Alena Bartolova, Research Director, Norwegian Institute for Air Research

– Mirjam Fredriksen, Senior System Developer, Norwegian Institute for Air Research


Introduction and closing presentation (pptx, 200 KB)

CITI-SENSE presentation (pptx, 24 MB)

Registration is over:

Webinar 4: EPA Smart City Air Challenge: Data Management

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2 to 3 PM, Eastern Time


  • How do you trasmit data from a sensor to a database
  • What technology do you use to store the data
  • What metadata should be collected about sensors

– L.J. Chen, Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica (LASS project)

– Steve Liang, Associate Professor, University of Calgary

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Potential Webinar: Partnerships

Possible topics:

  • How communities have financed their projects
  • Partnership formation/sustainability

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