Good sound environment in station communities - Toolbox and examples for the benefit of climate, health and resources
Rail traffic is expected to increase in the coming decades and major investments will be made in Sweden. Densification around stations has the potential to create more climate-neutral transport and resource-efficient travel. But the noise problem is a limiting factor for sustainable and effective solutions. The idea of the project is to develop digital tools to facilitate investment in innovative noise measures on or in connection with railway infrastructure Close to stations and contribute to climate benefit, health and resource-efficient solutions.
The digital toolbox will provide the opportunity to virtualize the environment at the early planning stage to describe the effects of planned noise measures when implemented and then calculate socioeconomic costs and benefits, impact on property values and climate impact.
The project is implemented in three phases, definition, implementation and dissemination of results. In the final phase, the results of the project are spread at w orkshops w ith active participation from the recipient group. The project is carried out by a project constellation of researchers and actors from the Mistra Urban Futures Program, while InfraSweden2030 participates actively in the implementation through a reference group as well as recipient and distributor of Projectresults.
Jens Forssén (contact)
Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Applied Acoustics
Mistra Urban Futures
Region Västra Götaland
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Swedish Transport Administration
Project ID: 2017-05311
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2019
Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure
Building Futures (2010-2018)
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