Noise Barriers for Livable Cities

Noise Barriers for Livable Cities

Phenomenological Aspects of Civil Engineering (PACE) - an International Congress
Volume 1 - Issue 1 - PACE-2021

Ayşegül AKSU Hasan YILMAZ


Today, with the increase in urbanization, many environmental problems arise, especially in urban living areas. For this reason, the concept of livable cities for the future is of great importance. Noise pollution is one of the most common environmental problems in cities. Noise pollution caused by road traffic significantly damages human health (physical and mental) and urban life quality. Hearing loss, increase in cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stress and sleep disorders, cognitive impairment, fatigue, depression, decreased attention performance, inefficiency in work and studies, negative effects on teaching, learning, reading and understanding ability, stress It causes many health problems such as sleep disorders and sleep disorders. There are many studies on alternative methods that can reduce or eliminate the negative effects of noise on human health in educational, commercial, residential and recreational areas. Noise reduction barriers are used extensively to reduce noise. Noise reduction barriers provide many benefits such as preventing the wind against extreme climatic conditions (wind and blizzard), keeping exhaust and heavy metals and preventing ugly appearance, apart from reducing noise. In this study, information is given about environmental problems, noise pollution, noise barriers, noise barrier examples in the world and in Turkey. In order to reveal the importance of noise barriers, many researches were examined and the data obtained as a result of the study were revealed.


Noise pollution, Noise reduction barriers, Ecological corridor, Livable cities.