Presents Evidence-Based Guidance on Noise Abatement Methods Solutions for reducing the ise impact of road and rail traffic can be found in the use of natural elements in combination with artificial elements in urban and rural environments. Ground and road surface treatments; trees, forests, and tall vegetation; and the greening of buildings and other surfaces can contribute to powerful and cost-effective ise reduction. Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction presents the main findings of the Holistic and Sustainable Abatement of Noise by optimized combinations of Natural and Artificial means (HOSANNA) research project. This project involved experts from seven countries, and assessed ise reduction in terms of sound level reductions, perceptual effects, and cost-benefit analysis. It considered a number of green abatement strategies, and aimed to develop a toolbox for reducing road and rail traffic ise in outdoor environments. Combines Theory with Practice Broad in both theory and application and based on leading-edge research, the book brings together the findings and their practical use. It details assessment methods for perceived ise, and outlines ise prediction methods that can be integrated with ise mapping software. It also explores the ecomic benefits and positive effects on urban air quality and CO2 levels. The material is this book: * Includes up-to-date results on ise mitigation using vegetation and ground treatments * Contains relevant results on invative ise barrier designs * Presents data on acoustic performance of vegetation and soil substratum * Provides perceptual and cost-benefit analyses of ise mitigation methods Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction is a helpful guide for ise consultants, city planners, architects, landscape architects, and researchers.
Mats Nilsson is professor in psychology at Gosta Ekman Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden. Jorgen Bengtsson is senior health inspector at Stockholm City's Environment and Health Administration, Sweden. Ronny Klaeboe is associate professor and chief research officer at the Institute of Transport Economics, Oslo, Norway.
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97 black & white illustrations, 87 colour illustrations, 33 black & white tables