The aim of the Citizen Science Project on Urban Environment and Health (CitieS-Health) is to develop an effective citizen science model at the maximum collaboration level focusing on urban environment and health. The project currently works on developing citizen science projects in five diverse European cities (Barcelona, Kaunas, Ljubljana, Amsterdam, Lucca), assessing urban air and noise pollution, wood burning, urban design and mobility at local levels. An innovative aspect of CitieS-Health is studying the link between these exposures and health impacts.
Citizens participate in defining research questions, designing and implementing studies, and analysing, interpreting and communicating results. The projects are currently working to build the first open toolkit for the development and promotion of citizen science projects in urban environment and health. The project also focuses on co-designing a set of governance principles and procedures to allow participants’ control over project data and outcomes, including the development of indicators to assess the project's impacts on different sectors.