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Development of a quantitative methodology to assess the impacts of urban transport interventions and related noise on well-being

Braubach, Matthias and Tobollik, Myriam and Mudu, Pierpaolo and Hiscock, Rosemary and Chapizanis, Dimitris and Sarigiannis, Denis A. and Keuken, Menno and Perez, Laura and Martuzzi, Marco. (2015) Development of a quantitative methodology to assess the impacts of urban transport interventions and related noise on well-being. International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 12, H. 6. S. 5792-5814.

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Abstract

Well-being impact assessments of urban interventions are a difficult challenge, as there is no agreed methodology and scarce evidence on the relationship between environmental conditions and well-being. The European Union (EU) project "Urban Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China and Europe" (URGENCHE) explored a methodological approach to assess traffic noise-related well-being impacts of transport interventions in three European cities (Basel, Rotterdam and Thessaloniki) linking modeled traffic noise reduction effects with survey data indicating noise-well-being associations. Local noise models showed a reduction of high traffic noise levels in all cities as a result of different urban interventions. Survey data indicated that perception of high noise levels was associated with lower probability of well-being. Connecting the local noise exposure profiles with the noise-well-being associations suggests that the urban transport interventions may have a marginal but positive effect on population well-being. This paper also provides insight into the methodological challenges of well-being assessments and highlights the range of limitations arising from the current lack of reliable evidence on environmental conditions and well-being. Due to these limitations, the results should be interpreted with caution.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Sozial- und Präventivmedizin > Genetic Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases (Probst-Hensch)
UniBasel Contributors:Perez, Laura
Item Type:Article, refereed
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Publisher:IJERPH]
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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