2018 Champion City

Denver, CO : 2018 Champion City

Improving Air Quality in the Mile High City

  • 693,060

  • Michael B. Hancock

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

Denver families spend an average of $3,100 a year on asthma-related medical costs, resulting in more than $30 million spent annually.

The Idea

The City of Denver will use cutting-edge air pollution sensor technology to create a city-wide air quality monitoring program at public school buildings, resulting in better informed policy decisions using environmental, health, and economic data.

What Mayor Michael B. Hancock is saying:

Without local air-quality data paired with increased awareness and advocacy, children and their families will continue to develop chronic lung disease, miss school and work, struggle with increased healthcare costs, and experience decreased income-earning and career opportunities.

Michael B. Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO