Welcome to SONORUS students blog!
On it you will find information about what we, the students of the SONORUS project on URBAN SOUND PLANNING, are doing during our career as part of the Initial Training Network under the FP7 People Programme.
But first, some words about the project:
The latin “sonorus” stays for “sounding” but there is also a similarity with “aquarius” that in the Roman empire was a technician expert in water systems. At that time, water in cities was synonymous with “quality of life”…. nowadays “acoustic environment” have similar significance.
SONORUS is created out of a dream to plan the sonic environment of our cities in a holistic way that supports both well-being and health of the people living there. At the very end, urban sound planning should be a self-evident part of city planning.
The test sites for it are the located in the cities of Rome, Gothenburg, Antwerp & Brighton. For this project, we are a team of 14 young researchers hosted by several partners such as universities, research institutes & companies
Division of Applied Acoustics, Department of Civil & Environmental Eng., Chalmers University of Technology (coord.),
Building Acoustics Chair, Eindhoven University of Technology,
Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Second University of Naples,
Acoustics Group, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sheffield,
Acoustics Group, Department of Information Technology, Ghent University,
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA),
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA),
Technical Research institute of Sweden (SP),
Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).
The project started in October 2012 and runs for four years, coordinated by the Division of Applied Acoustics, Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden).