THE H.U.S.H. PROJECT – DATABASE OF NOISE REDUCTION MEASURES FOR CITY NOISE ACTION PLANNING

The H.U.S.H. (Harmonization of Urban noise reduction Strategies for Homogeneous action plans) project moves from the evidence that harmonization of noise action planning methods is needed not only in Italy but also in all the European countries where a former Legislation about noise planning was present at the moment of END Directive adoption. The general objective is harmonizing the national noise management standards with European Directive 49/2002 to obtain homogeneous noise Action Plans, contributing to the more general need of transposing, implementing and enforcing a common or harmonized environmental legislation among EU countries. Specific objectives of the project are:
1. to point out unsolved conflicts among current standards at Regional, National and European level, and to define common methods for designing strategic and specific solutions;
2. to define a new development system (procedures and database) for action planning by testing it in two pilot cases (both of them in the city of Florence);
3. to design guidelines in order to build a system for action plan applications, to support Regional, National and European Law reviews.
In this paper the results coming out from action 5 of H.U.S.H. project are described. This specific action focuses on collecting a database of solution cases for the reduction of noise in urban areas. Such collection will provide a significant contribution to further development of the Action Planning work platform. Collected data have been analyzed and compared with the state of art.

Autori: Bellomini, Luzzi