Albuquerque is New Mexico’s largest city, with a population of nearly 560 thousand people, and the second largest city in our study. It has the lowest canopy cover of our study cities, and the second lowest impervious surface cover.

City Avg. Temperature (August) Avg. Temperature NO2 ppb (2014) PM2.5 ug/m3 (2014) Poverty (Avg. %) Average Percent Canopy Average Percent Impervious Surface
Albuquerque, NM 31.1 10.5 14 10.4 17.1 5 39

We’ve identified potential partner organizations engaged in environmental management and protection or public health work, and are seeking to build relationships to inform our research with the following organizations:

  • New Mexico State University
  • US Forest Service
  • Albuquerque Public Health Department
  • Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
  • Lovelace Women’s Hospital
  • The Southwest Organizing Project
  • Natural Resource Defense Council

We will be visiting Albuquerque in our first round of mobile air quality monitoring in late June of 2018. If you would like to host an air quality monitor on your home, or volunteer with us in June, fill out the form on our Get Involved page and we’ll follow up with you shortly!