ETC HE Report 2023/17: Noise assessment: Methodology and scripts for the analysis of quiet areas in urban centres Sub-task 1

Green urban spaces and quiet areas play an important role for quality of life in cities. Access to green spaces and extent of quiet areas in European cities have been evaluated separately since 2018. This report combines the two indicators. It describes and applies a methodology to assess the accessibility of the population to quiet green spaces in urban agglomerations. The assessment incorporates road and air traffic noise contour maps, focusing on the Lden indicator, and utilizes data from Urban Atlas 2018.

01 Mar 2024

Núria Blanes (UAB), Raquel Ubach (UAB), Miquel Sainz de la Maza (UAB), Jaume Fons (UAB)

The document introduces a methodology aiming to bring together noise and green approaches, emphasizing a new delineation—urban centres—based on population size and density for more reliable comparisons among European cities.