3.11 - Cost of Noise

Project Description

This thesis explores the relation between Territorial Planning and Road Traffic Noise, focusing on the economical impact of road infrastructure design regarding territorial management.

The main areas of study cover:

  • interaction between land use management and noise sources;
  • traffic noise mitigation measures;
  • indirect impacts of traffic noise;
  • economical evaluation of mitigation measures and indirect effects.

Research Team
  • Cecilia Rocha (PhD Student)
  • Prof. Álvaro Costa (Supervisor)
  • Prof. António Carvalho (Supervisor)

Financial Support
Stage of Progress
  • The Project started on the 2004 and is the continuation of ongoing research on the subject of Environmental Noise


Papers in Proceedings of Scientific Meetings

  • Rocha, C; Carvalho, A (2007) "Action Plans and Municipal Noise Reduction Plans in Portugal", in Proceedings of the Inter Noise 2007 28-31 August, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rocha, C; Carvalho, A (2007) "Traffic Noise influence on Road Network Planning in Portugal", in WCTR 2007 , Berkeley, United States , pp 17
  • Rocha, C; Carvalho, A (2006) "Urban planning and traffic noise in Portugal: How did we get here?", in Proceedings of the Transport Research Arena Europe 2006 12-15 June, Göteborg, Sweden
  • Rocha, C; Carvalho, A (2005) "Social Acoustic Survey and Noise Mitigation Solutions on a Portuguese Urban Highway", in Proceedings of the 2005 International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering Null, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , pp 1-10