Horizon 2020 research project ANIMA
Airport Regions Conference
Land Use Planning: A Key Approach to Reduce Airport Noise Annoyance
IASA experts participate in ARC / ANIMA research event
Airport Regions Conference hosted on 18.02.2019 an event dedicated to assessing the interactions between land use planning and airport noise annoyance. The partners of the Horizon 2020 research project ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches) organized this event to engage with local authorities and communities, airports, policymakers, noise experts and special planners.
The event showcased a newly developed virtual community tool on estimating airport noise annoyance based on sleep disruptions. Best practice approaches implemented at airport & community coordination efforts and communication methodologies were presented by dual presenters from the airport and the community / public coordination or planning sides for the airports of Schiphol, Heathrow, Frankfurt and Vienna.
Approaches, and to-date findings of the ANIMA project towards developing airport & community planning coordination methods and tools with EU wide applicability were presented.
The variability of procedures and legal frameworks of land-use-planning within the different EU member countries poses significant challenges to the development of such tools. It does however also provide significant degrees of freedom in many countries to implement best practice solutions experience gained in various places in the EU.
IASA e.V. participated in this event with Prof. Dr. Hansjochen Ehmer of IUBH – expert on aviation economics, and Dr. Axel Laistner of Axel Laistner Consult – expert on sustainable airport development attending.
The event provided a platform for productive discussions and feedback of the forum for the ANIMA research project. Further ANIMA project events on various focus subjects will be scheduled.
Reported by Dr. Axel Laistner