Effect of urban morphology on road noise distribution

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The present research conducted in the city of Biskra focuses on the relationship that can exists between urban morphology and road noise distribution. Ten community-housing areas have been investigated in order to evaluate their noisescape, using noise-mapping method. The connection between the morphological characteristics and road noise distribution using Pearson correlation tests, showed a strong relationship between the two. The results of this research indicate that the urban morphology has a significant impact on the noisescape. Acoustic environment at urban scale represents therefore an important challenge for the urban designers and planners at early design stage for a sustainable and healthy urban environment.




Bouzir, T. A. K., & Zemmouri, N. (2017). Effect of urban morphology on road noise distribution. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 119, pp. 376–385). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.121

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