Modelling environmental equity: Exposure to environmental noise pollution in Birmingham UK

Brainard, JS, Jones, AP, Bateman, IJ and Lovett, AA (2004) Modelling environmental equity: Exposure to environmental noise pollution in Birmingham UK. Urban Studies, 41 (13). pp. 2581-2600. ISSN 0042-0980

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Abstract

This paper examines the extent to which inequalities in noise exposure are present in the city of Birmingham in the English Midlands. Estimates of road and rail noise levels were made using established sound propagation models and were combined with data on noise generated from the city's airport. Demographic details from the 1991 UK Census provided information on population age, ethnic make-up and deprivation. No relationship was established between noise exposure and population age, and there was only rather weak evidence of an association between noise exposure and ethnicity. Similarly weak disparities were observed in estimated noise exposures and levels of socioeconomic deprivation. The implications of these findings with regard to possible efforts to reduce urban noise levels are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2011 13:41
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/32742
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