The sustainable soundscape of the city

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Coordinator Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet - Institutionen för Landskapsarkutektur, planering och förvaltning
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2015 - January 2016
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Utmaningsdriven innovation - Steg 1 Initiering 2015 (vår)

Purpose and goal

To develop tools and concepts for analysis and solutions for a conscious design of the city´s soundscape, where both sound generation and sound reduction is included . The fullfilment of aims is good in the way that the process envisaged for the project´s later stages is started to the extent we expected.

Results and expected effects

The project has met the objectives: Developed knowledge and identified various types of soundscapes in the city Developed knowledge of different methods capacity and development potential as planning tool for categorizing and analyzing the soundscape of the city Identified different types of selective solutions that can create a better, more diversified and resource effective soundscape in the city Identified features and functions for an upcoming new profession ´acoustician for cities´ Identified features and functions for new types of urban acoustic products

Approach and implementation

In essence the project has proceeded as desired. Important lessons are to start the project early on and start the final reporting in good time to avoid stress. With good cooperation between different partners, stress can also be avoided. An important lesson regarding the sound environment is that the link with other aspects of the outdoor environment appears to be more significant than assumed initially. In the second part of the project these relationships need to be further investigated, why the project competence at SLU will be broadened further .

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-00422

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