Innovative Approaches for Noise Management in Smart Cities: a Review
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According to the European Commission, “a Smart City is a city seeking to address public issues via ICT-based solutions on the basis of a multi-stakeholder, municipally based partnership”. The smart city concept “encompasses a more interactive and responsive city administration and safer public spaces”. The new paradigm of smart city, which is closely correlated to Internet of Things, requires a new approach also for environmental noise assessment and monitoring, in order to establish noise management strategies that should be more dynamic, widespread and closer to citizens’ wellbeing. In the last decade, new technologies and methodologies have been developed in order to supply smart cities with smart noise solutions. This paper presents three examples which are considered by the authors among the most interesting and promising ones, i.e. dynamic noise mapping, smart sensors (and in particular, the use of smartphones in environmental noise assessment) and soundscape approach.
KeywordsEnvironmental noise Smart city Dynamic noise mapping Smartphone Crowdsensing Soundscape
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