Italy: The municipality of Prato has joined the project ”NADIA” which stands for “Noise abatement innovative and demonstrative actions. The municipality has a population of 100,000 and 250,000 inhabitants and needs to be noise mapped to chalk out an Action Plan for the reduction of population exposure to noise.
“This is in the wake of the municipal administration to ensure that our district and our city are paying attention to the fundamental elements of quality of life. The emphasis has been on noise and the need to map our territory and later come up with infrastructures that allow us to live better instead of living with the noise that our city and our businesses produce”, said counsellor Goffredo Borchi. Along with Prato the provinces of Genoa and Savona and the municipality of Vicenza are also participating in the project. They aim to work in urban areas that are densely populated and map them. The plan of action is to reduce noise pollution and implement pilot interventions of restoration.