Registration open for CityHush 1st Dissemination Seminar: Reducing Transport Noise in Cities

The first CityHush dissemination seminar targets urban transport noise experts from the industry, research and public sector. The project started in January 2010 to support city administrations with the development and implementation of noise action plans according to the directive EC 2002/49.

Noise action plans made with existing technology suffer from major shortcomings: there is a poor correlation between hot spots and annoyance and complaints, most measures lead to increased emissions, and only indoor noise comfort is addressed. In order to reduce noise in city environments, CityHush develops suitable problem identification and evaluation tools and designs noise reduction solutions for hot spots that show a high correlation with annoyance and complaints.

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Now that the project is halfway, the innovative solutions and tools under development will be presented in the first dissemination seminar on 23 November in Brussels:

Urban planning & noise score rating systems:

  • Q-zones and parks embedded in Q-Zones
  • Noise score rating models for the outdoors

Vehicles, tyres & road surfaces:

  • Noise specifications for vehicle purchase and noise criteria for access to Q-Zones
  • Creating a low-noise road surface for inner city use
  • Noise and annoyance standard for motorcycles in the urban environment

Building design & noise barriers:

  • Propagation attenuation of road traffic noise

CityHush is a three-year research project co-funded by the European Commission, under the 7th Framework Programme. It brings together 13 partners from 7 countries.

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Please note: STOA Workshop in the European Parliament on 23 November on noise

Participants of the CityHush Seminar are very welcome to register also for the STOA Workshop “Paving the way for a quieter Europe" which takes place in the morning of the same day:

STOA Workshop 
With the support of the ERF 

Hosted by Salvatore Tatarella and Antonio Cancian, MEPs 
European Parliament,
Brussels 23 November 2011, 9:30 – 12:45

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