Morphology and Greening for Noise and Air quality
Increase the city's capacity by dealing with noise and air pollution through urban morphology and greening
Project leader is Jens Forssén, Technical acoustics, Chalmers. Other involved researchers are Laura Estévez Mauriz, Technical acoustics, Chalmers; Marie Haeger-Eugensson, COWI; Meta Berghauser Pont, Urban Planning and Design, Chalmers; and representatives of Gothenburg and Lerum. The project is funded by Formas
Idea sketch of solution using urban morphology and urban greening. In the left-hand model, both air ventilation and sound propagation are blocked, which can provide a good sound environment in the courtyard but poor air quality on the street side. In the right model a preliminary example of a solution where high levels of air pollution in the street can be transported by opening the building block.
Project timeframe: 2018 –2021