Sub-Project I

Sub-Project I: City Planning & Cost Benefit Aspects
SP I will first analyse urban noise abatement plans to define research priorities for the project and priorities for local authorities and urban planners in future noise abatement. In a second phase, tools and methods for sustainable noise abatement strategies in cities will be developed, including policy measures, use of the state of the art products and knowledge about the potential of new technologies, and also integrating the output of the other sub-projects.

The following public reports will become available in the course of the project:

State of the Art on Noise Abatement Policies and Tools in Cities
State of the Art on Barriers and Solutions to Implementing Noise Scenarios
CD-ROM: Soundscape of Cities (Autumn 2006)
Analysis of Soundscapes (1)
Analysis of Soundscapes (2)
Recommendations for Soundscape Design (1)
Recommendations for Soundscape Design (2)
Integrated Framework for Urban Action Plans (beginning 2008)
Upgrade Method for Existing Decision Support Systems (Autumn 2007)