MONITORING AND REDUCING NOISE RELATED TO MOVIDA: REAL CASES AND SMART SOLUTIONS

In this paper the problem of noise control in populated and crowded “movida” areas is considered through the description of case study in the city of Bologna and general procedures referred to urban areas of big Tuscan cities. Since 1088 Bologna is a famous university city in all the world and with an increasing average of new students each year it has always been a students’ city (in the academic year 2014/2015, 23000 new students have been registered). The city is known as the oldest continuously-operating university in the world and many pubs, bars and places linked to nightlife are risen in all the historical and university center of the city. Furthermore these are between the places where the city has the major problems related to noise pollution. In the University part of the city in Petroni street, one of the centers of the Bologna movida, local residents and bar/pub holders have always had quarrels and problems with each other. This paper shows the sound level measurements made in 2012 in this part of the city, how the locals behaved to solve the problem and how it has been solved. Finally a methodological approach for smart monitoring and control of noise produced by music and people in highly frequented area is shown.

Autori: Fimiani, Luzzi