Our vision is to demonstrate that cities can holistically incorporate noise measurement into their management of urban spaces.
NoiseAbility brings together SME partners Urban Tide and The Lunar Works, and the cities of Bilbao, Edinburgh and Eindhoven, to pilot the capacity for cities to understand noise from the viewpoint of citizens, using IoT at the heart of citizen-centric engagement; and with intelligent data at the core of city-based multi-layered responses.
This pilot supports the capacity for cities to understand noise from the viewpoint of citizens, using IoT at the heart of citizen-centric engagement; and with intelligent data at the core of city-based multi-layered responses.
NoiseAbility is funded under the Horizon 2020 SynchroniCity programme, bringing together public authorities and businesses collaborating to deploy and scale-up innovative advanced IoT (internet of things) enabled city services in real-life conditions across Europe.
By linking noise monitoring to other city and citizen-centric data via USMART – a data integration and insights platform – and to the acceptability of noise to specific citizen ‘personas’, we can unleash a powerful predictive tool for noise planning, linked to other strategic city objectives to mitigate noise pollution.
Our project engaged with citizens throughout the pilot, through a series of workshops and use of an online tool to track perceptions of noise acceptability – establishing a relationship between specific user groups and noise types, levels, and duration – which will help to validate our citizen personas.