urban noise pollution 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 ...

  • Mitigation measures to minimise traffic–generated noise pollution in Metropolitan Kuwait

    Forty representative roadway locations were randomly selected for monitoring traffic flow and noise levels. At local streets, equivalent noise level (Leq) ranged between 56 to 71; at collector streets traffic areas 70 to 83; at arterial roadway 75 to 86 and at freeway roadway areas 75 to 88 dBA during day and night time respectively. Consequently, the level of noise pollution from traffic even at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Accurate and efficient prediction of acoustical performance of noise barriers against transport noise pollution

    An improved acoustical wave propagator (I_AWP) technique with high-order absorbing boundary technique is introduced to evaluate the acoustical wave interaction for noise barriers, providing the dual benefit of preserving high numerical accuracy (boundary conditions have been properly treated) and obtaining high computational efficiency (using a larger time step in the calculation). The aim is to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Noise in Europe 2014

    Noise pollution is a growing environmental concern. It is caused by a varied number of sources and is widely present not only in the busiest urban environments, it is also pervading once natural environments. The adverse effects can be found in the well-being of exposed human populations, in the health and distribution of wildlife on the land and in the sea, in the abilities of our children to ...

  • Canarina CUSTIC software · noise pollution modeling · algorithms 1

    8. Mathematical algorithms   The mathematical model that the software uses provides options to model noise emissions from a wide range of sources that might be present at industrial areas and urban areas.   The basis of the model is the linear sound propagation  equation, which is used to model simple point source emissions from vehicles, industries, aircrafts,… ...

  • Road traffic noise in downtown area of Tehran

    Noise pollution is by now worldwide recognized as a major problem for the quality of life in urban areas. Vehicular traffic is the most important source of the environmental noise pollution in these areas (Zennin et at., 2001; Suksaard et at., 1999; Arana and Garcia. 1 998. The increasing in the population and in the number of circulating vehicles has led to an increase in the noise pollution but ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Subjective evaluation of urban environment: a case study in Beijing

    There is a growing interest in Chinese citizens' attitudes towards economic reform and development, but little attention has been paid to their views on the urban environment. Based on the results of our recent survey in Beijing, this paper discusses the public awareness of the current urban natural and social environment, of the relationship between economic development and environment ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Redesigning urban transport

    The world’s cities are facing unprecedented problems. In Mexico City, Tehran, Kolkata, Bangkok, Shanghai, and hundreds of other cities, the air is no longer safe to breathe. Respiratory illnesses are rampant. In the United States, the number of hours commuters spend sitting frustrated in traffic-congested streets and highways climbs higher each year. In response, forward-thinking city planners ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Assessment of noise level due to vehicular traffic at Warangal city, India

    In the light of the rapid growth of vehicles and the ill effects due to noise pollution, there is a need to study noise pollution from the transportation point of view. In this study, an attempt has been made to study noise pollution due to vehicular traffic in Warangal city, India. It was observed that noise levels are increasing with increased traffic volume. Studies also revealed that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study on traffic noise level of sylhet by multiple regression analysis associated with health hazards

    Noise is unacceptable level of sound that creates annoyance, hampers mental and physical peace, and may induce severe damage to the health. Along with the increasing degree of air and water pollution, noise pollution is also emerging as a new threat to the inhabitants of Sylhet City. Exposure to high level of noise may cause severe stress on the auditory and nervous system of the city dwellers, ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Univariate stochastic model for predicting carbon monoxide on an urban roadway

    This paper describes the development of the univariate time-series models for forecasting 1-h average carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations during the critical (winter) period. The CO data covering the period from 1st November to 31st December 1999, has been used for the development of Box?Jenkins models at two Air Quality Control Regions (AQCRs) – traffic intersection (AQCR1) and an arterial road ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Geodesign: integrating geographical sciences and creative design in envisioning a 'New Urban Europe'

    This paper reflects on the emerging concept of geodesign (a technological integration of spatial design and geographic and information sciences) and how it can be used to promote visionary goals for urban development. It moves on to review the recently proposed research agenda for urban studies, entitled: 'New Urban Europe' and draws links between the geodesign steps and those proposed research ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rethinking urban areas: an example of an integrated blue-green approach

    The provision of high quality urban water services, the assets of which are often conceptualised as ‘blue infrastructure’, is essential for public health and quality of life in the cities. On the other hand, parks, recreation grounds, gardens, green roofs and in general ‘green infrastructure’, provide a range of (urban) ecosystem services (including quality of life ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Urbanisation and environmental degradation in Dhaka Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh

    Using available data on relevant issues and onsite field visits, this paper documented the environmental problems associated with the unprecedented urbanisation in Dhaka Metropolitan Area of Bangladesh. Analyses revealed that a rapid spatial expansion of the city has been taking place alongside the remarkable rise in urban population, simultaneously putting immense pressure on natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Studies of air quality predictors based on neural networks

    In recent years, urban air pollution has emerged as an acute problem because of its negative effect on health and living conditions. Regional air quality problems, in general, are linked to violations of specified air quality standards. The current study aims to find neural network based air quality predictors, which can work with a limited number of datasets and are robust enough to handle data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High quality sand from a 50 year old waste product

    A new CDE sand washing plant in Estonia is producing high quality building materials from what had previously been a waste product. The plant was purchased to process material that was simply being stockpiled as waste as a result of the high clay content. This same material is now being sold on the Estonian building materials market as high quality, fully certified sand and aggregates. The plant ...


    By CDEnviro

  • 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 ...

  • If you know what’s good for you, you’ll read this under a tree

    You’ve probably noticed how being around trees, grass and flowers can make you feel better. Now, evidence is mounting that the presence of green and growing things is associated with being healthier, too. Reporting at Journalist’s Resource, Justin Feldman ...


    By Ensia

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