Pollution is redesigning urban planning, with a need for more walking and cycling friendly environments, transit-oriented environments in particular, and generally reducing the space for cars in cities. This can be enabled by technologies such as apps that provide information to travellers, technology to improve efficiencies in public transport etc.

Cities are already worried about talent migration, what happens when the city itselfs impact on the cognitive abilities of their urban talent.

Inreasingly, clean air is being considered a human right, in the same way that water and sanitation has been known to be.

New devices might use the research of tagging memories in sleep to recall ideas and thoughts through the use of sound and scents.

As air pollution gets increasingly worse in certain areas, we will see an increase of individuals having to migrate their cities in search for clean air.

As governments are looking very lackluster in their actions against clean air, there is a potential for citizens to use their understanding to drive an agenda of the cleaner air.

Using scents and sounds to influence the public mood and help to mitigate against anti-social behaviour.

Ubiquitous navigation systems that combine on-the-ground, air and satellite sensing, would allow monitoring a much wider footprint than current navigations systems and more precise positioning. These systems could then be embedded in other systems such as drones or sensors that monitor, for example toxicity.

As the awareness of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity might grow, there could be an encouragement of WiFi and LiFi free zones.

With the risk of clean water almost as high as clean air, what are the new ways we can harness the composition of air to harness what it alread has.