A Comparative Study of Noise Polluton Levels in Small and Large Urban Areas

Hadzi-Nikolova, Marija and Mirakovski, Dejan and Stefanovska Ceravolo, Ljubica and Ristova, Emilija and Despodov, Zoran and Panov, Zoran (2012) A Comparative Study of Noise Polluton Levels in Small and Large Urban Areas. In: Urban Environmental Pollution, 17-20.06.2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to point to the alarming situation with noise pollution in small urban areas such as Stip with about 50000 inhabitants. Such urban areas are not covered with the regulation of agglomerations so the authorities are not obliged to prepare strategic noise map as a base for future noise control planning. On the other hand, a two year measurement program reveal alarming noise levels, especially in the dynamic central part of the city. Noise levels measured are far above the permissible limits and noise maps review show those levels quite close to the noise levels of major urban areas. Study taken point to several factors for such situation mainly connected with rapid but unbalanced development of society. Considering that similar conditions are to be found in most small urban areas across the region it is of crucial importance to increase awareness of the problem and emphasize the need for rapid implementation of adequate administrative and active protection measures.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Marija Hadzi-Nikolova
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 09:08
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014 11:25
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/729

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