MONICA sound and crowd monitoring has played an important part in the development of a political action plan for the Torino nightlife, known as Movida.
Every night and especially during the weekends, large crowds of people gather in the streets of the San Salvario District in Torino to meet and enjoy themselves. However, this gathering has increasingly become a problem for the residents living in the area who are disturbed by the noise.
To address the challenges, the City of Torino has initiated several activities among which is the deployment of MONICA sound and crowd monitoring applications to better understand the long-term sound exposure, the number and density of people and seasonality.
– ‘Monitoring the noise over a longer period has enabled us to get more precise information about Movida and by clustering the sound with crowd data, we have identified patterns on which to act upon and build new strategies of crowd awareness‘ explains Enrico Gallo, Environmental Engineer and Team Coordinator at the City of Torino.