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Livable Urban Soundscape Test Arena

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Coordinator Göteborgs stad - Miljöförvaltningen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration August 2017 - August 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The study has examined the prerequisites for creating a test bed in a real environment, focusing on creating a good sound environment in the dense city. Technical and spatial criteria have been clarified, the market and demand of problem owners and product manufacturers have been investigated, LUSTA has been communicated to stakeholders. A place to establish a test bed in Gothenburg has not been located because of major buildings in the central city but also because the benefit of finding a location is small unless a continuation of LUSTA is seen immediately after this study.

Expected results and effects

The study has examined the prerequisites for achieving the long-term goals of LUSTA. The study shows weak interest of problem owners (which are primarily property owners) due to Swedish legislation that allows high traffic noise thresholds. This, in turn, provides a limited market among suppliers of both computational programs and materials. On the other hand, the need for good and health-promoting sound environments is still high, as is the interest of government, why there is a need for future silencing solutions.

Planned approach and implementation

A number of workshops were conducted in the project group to synchronize common issues and problem formulations. In the individual workbench we have worked to solve these. Furthermore, an interest analysis has been conducted. The focus has also been on future implementation of a test bed and how it can be implemented in stages, as well as between different project partners. The pre-study work was also covered by a study visit in Denmark, Silent City and a number of presentations of LUSTA´s project idea for international network Eurocities and national authorities.

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Last updated 8 January 2019

Reference number 2017-02278

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