• Junyan Yang
  • Hequn Min


With the accelerating of urbanization and the rapid development of cities in China, the environmental problem have become an increasingly important issue in urban development and hindered the sustainable development of cities. The problem of urban noise is one of the environmental problems in urban development. It has a serious impact on the daily life of urban residents. A survey of 10 major cities in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang and Chengdu found that 21% of residents believed that they have been affected seriously by noise, 30.1% of residents believed that it was noisy but still endurable, and only 26.8% of residents believed that there was no noise pollution. At the same time, traffic, construction, neighborhood activities and commercial facilities are among the top four sources of noise of urban residents. In 2012, the percentage of complaints about environmental noise in China accounted for about 42.1% of the total number of environmental complaints. More than three-fourths of the urban traffic trunks in China have an average noise value over 70 dB (A).


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  • Junyan Yang
    • 1
  • Hequn Min
    • 1
  1. 1.School of ArchitectureSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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