Research Outcomes for Urban Sound Planning from European Commission projects
Tuesday 2 june, 2015, 15:40 - 16:00
0.3 Copenhagen (49)
In the last decade, the European Commission (EC) supported many important research projects whose common objectives were to increase the citizen’s quality of life in urban environments by improving the noise situation. One of the SONORUS project milestones was to deliver a review report on the “state of art of noise control elements and tools and planning processes”. The main concern of this report was to provide consistent material for the development of a “tool-box” that could support the urban sound planning process. The outcomes of EC projects for urban sound planning are extensive and were the main sources of information. This paper summarises the research outcomes for urban sound planning of more than 20 EC research projects. Therefore, the most relevant examples will be described which include several prediction tools, different designing solutions and innovative urban sound planning processes. Altogether, these examples provide a state of the art “tool-box” as well as an extensive literature review that can support the planning processes implemented by European cities under the Environmental Noise Directive or any other noise policy.
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