Community Noise as a Factor in the National City Planning Process, A review of the municipal work

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Community Noise as a Factor in the National City Planning Process, A review of the municipal work
Authors: Radtke, Philip
Abstract: During the last couple of years, the importance of noise as a factor in the City planning process has significantly increased. Densifying City centres in order to solve housing shortages increases already high noise levels in relation to existing guideline values. The European Union has generated a directive for community noise, 2002/49/EC, stating that every City above 100 000 residents shall conduct a strategic noise map and create a noise action plan. The number of cities, or municipalities, in Sweden today affected by the directive are 15 and the number of completed action plans is 12. Most obvious amongst the results from the study of the action plans together with the conducted interviews is that noise as a factor in the City planning processes is prioritized low. Additional results are for example that inconsistency in regulations lead to discrepancies in the work with noise matters, whereby the need of holistic approaches, resource shortages and the lack of actions against noise emissions from various sources are pointed out. There is a need of regarding noise as a factor early in the planning phase in order to have a sustainable approach with noise issues in the future planning processes. Solutions could for example consist of inter-disciplinary task forces, acousticians as City planners and adequate resources.
Keywords: Building Futures;Akustik;Building Futures;Acoustics
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics
Series/Report no.: Examensarbete - Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Chalmers tekniska högskola
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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