Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

Leeds Civic Trust Seminar: Air quality in Leeds

On 13 December, Leeds City Council announced proposals to improve air quality in the city, including the introduction of a Clean Air Zone within the Outer Ring Road with charges for non-compliant buses, HGVs and taxis, together with a number of other proposals to bring the city’s air quality within legal limits by 2020.

Leeds Civic Trust is holding a seminar in the city centre on 7 February, which is open to all members of the public to find out more about these proposals and stimulate discussion.

The seminar will be chaired by journalist and broadcaster Peg Alexander and includes contributions from Dr James Tate, Associate Professor at ITS. 

Dr Tate has been studying urban air pollution for over 20 years. His research has made significant contributions to the understanding of the impact of vehicle emissions within urban environments. He has worked to fill a knowledge gap in this area “by developing and applying new ways to measure and assess vehicle emissions, then communicating the findings in a bid to help improve the quality of air in our cities.”

Other speakers at this event include Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Board Member for Environment and Sustainability, Leeds City Council; Neil Evans, Director of Resources and Housing, Leeds City Council, and Polly Cook, Executive Programme Manager, Leeds City Council.

The talks will be followed by a Q&A.

Further Information

The seminar will take place 7 February, 18:00 - 20:00 at Leeds Town Hall. The event is free, but you will need to register to book a place.