Controllable Urban Soundscapes

  • – Making public spaces tranquil –

    Peaceful parks amid city centre hustle and bustle. London and Gothenburg are test areas.

    In our project Controllable Urban Soundscapes, oases of tranquility are created in the midst of city centres. Traffic disturbances and noise levels are attenuated using advanced technology, based on the acoustic principles isolation, diffusion and absorption. IMCG leads the project and is responsible for the innovation process, strategic communication and new business solutions. The technology concept is tested in parks and public spaces in London and Gothenburg. The solution can also be applied to other outdoor areas where a different soundscape is desirable such as pre-school areas, high ways and living areas.

    Partners in the project are the cities of Gothenburg and London, Älvstranden Utveckling AB, Akademiska HusJohanneberg Science Park, SP’s acoustics lab, the Department of cultural sciences at University of Gothenburg and Watteriet AB, who are experts in sound engineering. The initiative is an innovation project within Vinnova’s Challenge-driven Innovation programme for “Sustainable Attractive Cities”.

    Follow the project development on our blog.

  • Want to know more about Controllable Urban Soundscapes?

    Contact Amanda von Matern.


    Smart Cities

    Johanneberg Science Park, SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper Göteborgs Universitet, Watteriet, Älvstranden utveckling AB, Göteborgs Stads Park- och Naturförvaltning, Greater London Authority

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    Project Management, Finance, Expertise – Business Development, Innovation Management