Second SILENCE training workshop
‘Reducing Surface Transport Noise in Urban Areas’
Warsaw, 14 November 2007
Brussels, Belgium – Although noise limits have become increasingly stringent over the years, no corresponding reduction in noise levels in urban areas has been observed. Therefore, European noise policy has been revised to focus on noise perception, to avoid the harmful effects of noise exposure from all sources, and to preserve quiet areas. This is reflected in the European Directive on Environmental Noise that Member States have to comply with. SILENCE, a research project co-funded by the European Commission, develops an integrated methodology for the improved control of surface transport noise in urban areas. SILENCE provides relevant and world-leading technologies for the efficient control of surface transport noise, innovative strategies for action plans on urban transport noise abatement, and practical tools for their implementation. Now that the project is in its final phase, many results become available.
Training Workshop for Urban and Transport Planners
This Training Workshop aims to inform interested stakeholders (national, regional and local authorities, transport and urban planners, research institutes, consultants, etc.) on these outcomes of SILENCE, will point out the potential of different noise abatement measures and will help national, regional and local authorities to comply with European legislation.
The Draft programme, Practical Information and Registration Form are available at www.silence-ip.org
Interpretation English – Polish will be provided.