urban noise management Articles

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • New techniques to determine specific noise for increasing the effectiveness of continuous unattended noise monitoring systems

    Continuous, unattended noise monitoring systems can immediately alert you should noise levels exceed defined criteria. Once alerted to an exceedance, operators can act to return levels to compliance. This approach has two significant limitations. Firstly the operator can only take action after the breach has occurred and therefore systems are only able to inform owners about problems that have ...

  • Promoting the involvement of citizens in environmental management: a case study

    Noise pollution and certain related aspects were analysed in the Third District of the City of Parma (Italy), with an approach which aims at promoting the participation of citizens in the choices concerning the administration of the territory. The project aimed at investigating a way to manage an environmental problem such as noise in an urban area by integrating the human perception of it and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

    To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government commissioned a single project to calculate sound levels across the whole of England which resulted in the world's biggest noise map. ...

  • Where to use Outdoor Noise Monitoring Equipment?

    Noise monitoring equipment is required for environmental noise applications that need to be monitored over a period of time and where a hand-held sound level meter taking on the spot noise measurements would not be suitable. Noise Monitoring Equipment from Cirrus Environmental The Invictus range can ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Urban environment — SOER 2010 thematic assessment

    Urban areas and quality of life For the three-quarters of Europe’s population that lives in cities and towns, a good urban environment is a precondition for a good quality of life. It seems, in part, that over the last decade, attitudes to living in cities have been changing. People are no longer moving away from cities (or have returned to them), residential sprawl has slowed and, in a ...

  • Wood here, plastic there ... Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse

    Redevelopment, renovation, urban reuse; these are the types of interventions that are helping many construction companies in public and private sector whilst in almost total absence of new built. These are usually small activities which are ideally suited for construction companies specialized on restructuring and refurbishment sites; in many occasions the total removal of obsolete buildings ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Clutching At Straws to Come Up With Noise Level Solution

    The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety and noise related ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

  • Position Paper on the European Strategies and Priorities for Railway Noise Abatement

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Railway noise can be reduced considerably in the ...

  • WebTrak - example press campaign for WebTrak release

    The following slides contain some references to press releases given by various organisations in response to the launch of WebTrak at Vancouver in May 2009 Similar communications have accompanied many of the WebTrak launches. These can be used as examples to illustrate what can be expected in the initial stages after WebTrak release. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FIRST IN CANADA ...

  • Accelerating with Bugatti

    When the Bugatti Owners’ Club established itself in 1929, its members didn’t really have too much to worry about when it came to issues such as road congestion and noise. But just as cars have moved on with the times so has the Club. The Club applies a strict noise level threshold for competing cars at their renowned meetings on Prescott Hill near Cheltenham, ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Selected publications by IVU Umwelt staff in English

    Diegmann, V.: Modeling PM2.5 hot-spot concentrations in practical applications from a consultant's view. Workshop "Measurements and Modelling of PM2.5 in Europe", 23.-24.4.2009 in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Organizers: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). 2009.Diegmann, V.; Gäßler, G.: Air Quality Management - From Traffic Management to Environmental Traffic Management. Abstracts ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

  • Optimus Green helps to bale out Festival - Case study

    Recently at the Ravenstonedale Festival in the heart of Cumbria, a rather unusual method of noise control was implemented when it seemed the local acoustics were conspiring against the organisers. The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • MB Crusher, to each yard its screener

    Some people use it to select the material directly on site and reuse it, some others for regenerating foundry waste. There are companies that seek to sift natural material under water and to clean landfills and beaches, some to remove impurities and to obtain good soil for gardens. Not to mention the use in piping work aqueducts, sewers, roads and tunnels: there are no limits to the use of ...


    By MB Crusher

  • Brüel & Kjær’s radiation-resistant accelerometers

    Carrying out vibration measurements in harsh industrial environments is much easier for engineers with Brüel & Kjær’s new Type 8347-C Accelerometer. The Type 8347-C accelerometer can withstand temperatures ranging from -196°C (-321°F) to +482°C (+900°F) and has high resistance to radiation. The shear design ensures the accelerometer  superior thermal ...

  • Helping Volvo maximise uptime

    With the many challenges facing the automobile industry, such as shortened development times, Volvo is increasingly moving its Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) development into computer simulation and modelling, with less traditional prototyping. A well-established customer of Brüel & Kjær, Volvo benefits greatly from the value added to their systems in terms of the minimised ...

  • Fine-tuning acoustic isolation in buildings

    ACCIONA Infrastructure is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world - and is recognised for implementing the most advanced and innovative technology.  As research and design is vital to keep the company at the cutting edge in relation to technological developments, ACCIONA Infrastructure created a team to analyse noise and vibration. Where traditional ...

  • New UN study points to ways to create sustainable inland transport

    Europe has managed to decouple the increase in motorization and death on roads in the last several decades, due to the strong embrace of road safety measures and their enforcement, coupled with uniform high safety regulations for cars and systematic education of drivers, according to a new study from the United Nations. The study ...

  • AQMesh: a new option for flexible air quality monitoring

    AQMesh has an impressive collection of global users and performance results measuring ambient air quality in applications ranging from traffic planning and urban hotspots to industrial fence line monitoring, building ventilation management, or environmental lobbying. This pole-mounted unit comes with an independent power supply and communications, so offering the possibility of measuring air ...


    By AQMesh

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