Reducing transport noise in cities: CityHush and Hosanna toolbox to be presented in Stockholm
On Tuesday 11 December, CityHush will share final results on research and recommendations regarding quiet zones, noise score rating models, low-noise vehicles, low-noise road surfaces, and noise barriers.
The seminar in the morning targets urban transport noise experts from the industry, research and public sector. The workshop in the afternoon particularly addresses local authorities, to train them on how the CityHush tools can support them in developing and implementing their local transport noise abatement strategies.
On Monday, 10 December, the Hosanna project will present its toolbox for the reduction of road and rail traffic noise in outdoor environments. The project studies a number of abatement strategies that may achieve cost effective improvements using new barrier designs, planting of trees, shrubs or bushes, ground and road surface treatments and greening of building facades and roofs. The noise reduction is assessed in terms of sound level reductions, perceptual effects and cost-benefit analyses.
Training workshop for local authorities
Representatives from city administrations are invited to attend the three event segments. The CityHush training workshop on 11 December at 14.00h specifically targets local authorities while the other sessions are open for all European stakeholders working on noise.
- 10 December, 9-16.00h: Hosanna project seminar
The project's toolbox for the reduction of road and rail traffic noise in outdoor environments will be presented.
- 11 December, 9-13.00h: CityHush seminar
The seminar targets urban transport noise experts from the industry, research and public sector.
- 11 December, 14-16.00h: CityHush training workshop for local authorities
In the training, representatives from local authorities can learn how to make use of the tools developed by CityHush. The session will be practical and allows only a limited group of participants
Attendance at the events is free of charge, but registration is required. Travel costs must be covered by the participant.
For more information, agenda and registration, please visit the event page here.
CityHush projet: http://www.cityhush.eu/
Hosanna project: http://www.greener-cities.eu/