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AiREAS: Sustainocracy for a Healthy City

Phase 3: Civilian Participation – Including the Global Health Deal Proposition


  • Emphasises human wellness and sustainable progress

  • Targets regional vulnerability due to pollution, climate change and regional competition for resources

  • Introduces level 4 regional development, a participation society as clear answer to the challenges we face world wide. Peer 4 has been defined by the Presencing Institute as self aware global co-creation

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs on Case Studies of Sustainable Development (BRIEFSCSSD)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Persuasive Communication

    • Jean-Paul Close, Jaap Ham
    Pages 1-29Open Access
  3. The AiREAS Proof of Principle—POP Relating Air Quality to Health and Lifestyle

    • Jean-Paul Close, Nicolette Meeder, John Schmeitz
    Pages 31-67Open Access
  4. The Backpack Project

    • Jean-Paul Close, Nicolette Meeder
    Pages 69-77Open Access
  5. New Entrepreneurship

    • Jean-Paul Close, John Schmeitz
    Pages 79-96Open Access
  6. Event-Linked Communication

    • Jean-Paul Close, Eric de Groot, Pierre Cluitmans
    Pages 97-113Open Access
  7. Multicultural Context

    • Jean-Paul Close, Rüstem Demir
    Pages 115-123Open Access
  8. Level 4 Sustainocratic Regional Development

    • Jean-Paul Close
    Pages 125-140Open Access
  9. Annex: Executive Summary and Health Deal

    • Jean-Paul Close, Eric de Groot
    Pages 141-153Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 155-158

About this book

This volume describes phase 3 of the AiREAS multidisciplinary cocreation effort to produce a Healthy City. Phase 1 referred to making visible the invisible from an air quality and human exposure perspective. Phase 2 studies air quality related to health and Phase 3 looks at air quality, health and lifestyle from the perspective of persuasion to innovative change.

The three books together describe the coming about and first results of the AiREAS "healthy city" cooperative in the city of Eindhoven and Province of North Brabant in the Netherlands. AiREAS is an initiative focused on the multidisciplinary co-creation of healthy cities using the core human value of human health and air quality as guiding principle for profound regional innovation.


  • Core human values
  • Air quality with health and lifestyle
  • Sustainocratic regional development
  • Urban air quality
  • Smart cities
  • Co-creation of healthy cities
  • air pollution and air quality

Editors and Affiliations

  • AiREAS, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

    Jean-Paul Close

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)