[Originally posted on LinkedIn in November 2017]
Scientific studies about the noise impact from transport and traffic are abundant, however, much less documentation exists on the effect that noise from music and cultural large-scale events has on the local population.
To get an accurate picture of how city events affect the health and well-being of its local residents, MONICA has started a noise assessment process which will continue throughout the project lifetime. The short-term aim is to use the knowledge to evaluate and refine the MONICA sound solutions. In the longer term, the knowledge can help cities improve their citizen relations and maintain large-scale events in urban areas.
Read more about how MONICA is dealing with this issue on their website: http://www.monica-project.eu/index.php/2017/09/07/noise-impact-large-scale-events/