Urban sound planning - The SONORUS project
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Sound is still insufficiently considered in most urban planning processes, resulting in unsatisfactory sonic environments that might even present health risks to citizens. No matter how complex and challenging the planning project might be, the creation or preservation of acoustically favorable environments should be part of urban planning. To support this process, the SONORUS project developed a holistic approach for urban sound planning and showed its benefits with practical test cases. The goal of the holistic approach is to facilitate the integration of sonic planning in an earlier stage of the planning process by combining different approaches and by providing new tools and methods, thus enabling urban planners to achieve healthy and supportive sound scenarios.

Urban sound planning


Planning solutions


Sonia Alves

Müller-BBM GmbH

Beate Altreuther

Müller-BBM GmbH

Joachim Scheuren

Müller-BBM GmbH

Wolfgang Kropp

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik

Jens Forssén

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik

Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2016 - 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Towards a Quieter Future



Building Futures


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