Sons al Balcó: Paisatge Sonor de Catalunya

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Detalles del proyecto

Descripción

"In this study, we follow the analysis conducted in the framework of the COVID-19 Sons al Balcó project, which studied the effect of the lockdown to the perception of noise in Catalonia. The hypothesis is that the annoyance coming from outdoor noise, minimized by the lockdown and now probably recovered after the worse stages of COVID-19, could be associated with greater well-being of people. This hypothesis will be validated on the one hand, by means of subjective questionnaires conducted to people living in pre-defined diverse acoustic areas (urban, suburban, and rural environments), and on the other hand, by the use of objective measurements of levels of noise, and the study of the soundscape in these areas.
Our proposal is based on assessments of how citizens perceive the soundscape in their homes. We evaluate the citizens’ perceptions together with the objective measurements, which should lead to the conclusions about the type of noise to avoid and the definition of several indicators as guidance to improve the well-being and quality of life in different geographical areas.
Therefore, the project has a dual purpose; on the one hand, the awareness of the influence that environmental noise has in our well-being and on the other hand, the proposal and evaluation of quantitative indicators that can support decisions related to future policy making in terms of noise, probably more relevant in urban environments.
For this project, we have a interdisciplinary team: GTM (acoustics and image processing), Blanquerna (health and noise), IAR (urban or rural landscapes and impact on people habitat and well-being). We do also have the support of Observatori de Paisatge (http://www.catpaisatge.net/cat/index.php) and Edificis Positius (https://edificispositius.cat/), both deeply interested in the results of the study. Medi Ambient and Ajuntament de Barcelona are also following the project."

Descripción de Layman

"In this study, we follow the analysis conducted in the framework of the COVID-19 Sons al Balcó project, which studied the effect of the lockdown to the perception of noise in Catalonia. The hypothesis is that the annoyance coming from outdoor noise, minimized by the lockdown and now probably recovered after the worse stages of COVID-19, could be associated with greater well-being of people. This hypothesis will be validated on the one hand, by means of subjective questionnaires conducted to people living in pre-defined diverse acoustic areas (urban, suburban, and rural environments), and on the other hand, by the use of objective measurements of levels of noise, and the study of the soundscape in these areas.
Our proposal is based on assessments of how citizens perceive the soundscape in their homes. We evaluate the citizens’ perceptions together with the objective measurements, which should lead to the conclusions about the type of noise to avoid and the definition of several indicators as guidance to improve the well-being and quality of life in different geographical areas.
Therefore, the project has a dual purpose; on the one hand, the awareness of the influence that environmental noise has in our well-being and on the other hand, the proposal and evaluation of quantitative indicators that can support decisions related to future policy making in terms of noise, probably more relevant in urban environments.
For this project, we have a interdisciplinary team: GTM (acoustics and image processing), Blanquerna (health and noise), IAR (urban or rural landscapes and impact on people habitat and well-being). We do also have the support of Observatori de Paisatge (http://www.catpaisatge.net/cat/index.php) and Edificis Positius (https://edificispositius.cat/), both deeply interested in the results of the study. Medi Ambient and Ajuntament de Barcelona are also following the project."
EstadoFinalizado
Fecha de inicio/Fecha fin1/01/2131/12/21

Paraules Clau

  • Paisatge sonor
  • Acoustic Event Detection