DBPapers
DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B62/S27.085

NOISE MAPS AND SPATIAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS

A.M.Moscovici, O.A.Banescu
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-69-8 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book6 Vol. 2, 645-650 pp

ABSTRACT
Rapid and uncontrolled urbanization is one of the topics that are currently discussed both at European and global level. Also, in the development of General Urban Plans, architects are placed in difficulty because of the constant updating of the studies necessary to frame the concept of sustainable development in cities.
Currently in Timisoara is in place a comprehensive program to revitalize neighbourhoods built during the communist regime. This idea has become a priority in terms of urban planning and the environment in the cities of Eastern Europe, Timisoara, the city located on the Bega River. This can be achieved also by measures to reduce noise pollution adopted by architects respecting urban plans.
Making noise maps prove that their importance is essential when urban solutions are developed and zones that require noise reduction interventions are defined.
In this paper we want to emphasize the importance of noise maps and efficient management of urban agglomeration involving unhealthy traffic in terms of noise pollution. For this purpose we used the analyses of the thematic maps drawn up in 2012 having as beneficiaries the Timisoara City Hall and the acoustic measurements made in 2014 in the areas of interest of the city affected by traffic. Through the studies of architectural terms we concluded that in central areas of the city, absorbing panels do not fit into the landscape and through the historical terms, the sound insulation of buildings is not an option, while an agreed solution is to use green walls.

Keywords: architecture, urban planning, noise maps