PARTICIPATORY DESIGN APPROACH TO REQUALIFICATION OF PILOT AREAS IN LIFE+2008 H.U.S.H. PROJECT: USE OF NON-ACOUSTIC DATA

The H.U.S.H. Project moves from the evidence that harmonization of noise action planning methods is needed in all the European countries where a former Legislation reagarding noise planning was present at the moment of END Directive adoption.
Among particular project’s objectives, one is to define a new development system (procedures and database) for action planning, by testing it in two pilot cases, in the city of Florence. In each selected area a qualitative analysis phase besides a quantitative standard analysis phase is carried out, by means of surveys on sensitive areas, hotspots and quiet areas, as well as through inquiries about people’s opinion regarding the disturb perception. In this paper methodological approach for the collection of non-acoustic data, procedures adopted for sample selection, methods for building up and analysis of questionnaires, in the frame of a participatory planning approach, are described. The results of non-acoustic surveys already carried out on a significant sample of people are reported. Expected outcomes are a collection of information that can be used to plan the actions and the community involvements.

Autori: Bellomini, Luzzi, Melloni, Natale