Senseable Stockholm Lab

Project: Sensing Platform

Air quality, heat, noise. Those are the three environmental variables that affect the well-being of people living in cities the most. Yet, those are also hyperlocal, fast-paced changing phenomena hard to snapshot. 

The Sensing Stockholm project aims at bringing environmental data to the doorstep of citizens: By collecting, analyzing and visualizing hyperlocal environmental data to study a number of urban phenomena (e.g. air quality, road quality, and thermal leaks from buildings) we aim at delivering actionable insights for the public good.

Instead of relying on fixed sensors, the projects make use of scheduled (e.g. buses, trash trucks) and non-scheduled (e.g. taxis) vehicles that are equipped with custom-designed, solar-powered sensing nodes. Building an opportunistic sensing platform that can be deployed and configured on-demand we provide cities with denser spatiotemporal data about the urban environment, enabling decision-making and fostering public engagement on environmental issues.


Anjomshoaa, A., Duarte, F., Rennings, D., Matarazzo, T., deSouza, P., Ratti, C. (2018). City Scanner: Building and Scheduling a Mobile Sensing Platform for Smart City Services. IEEE Internet of Things Journal 

Anjomshoaa, A., Mora, S., Schmitt, P., Ratti, C. (2018). Challenges of drive-by IoT sensing for smart cities: City Scanner case study. Proceedings of the The 7th International Workshop on Pervasive Urban Applications at ACM Ubiquitous Computing Conference, 2018

Mora, S., Anjomshoaa, A., Benson, T., Duarte, F., Ratti, C. (2019). Towards Large-scale Drive-by Sensing with Multi-purpose City. IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things. 2019 // Best Paper Award

Project leader

Fábio Duarte

Principal Research Scientist


Tanay Rastogi

Doctoral student

Cristina Marquez

Doctoral student

Simone Mora

Research Scientist

City of Stockholm contact

Lukas Ljungqvist

Innovation Coordinator
Stockholm City