Sound Manual for Struer Center suggests tools and approaches on how to think through sound in planning and designing city centers
Like other smaller cities worldwide Struer (of approximately 10.000 inhabitants) is challenged as a centre for shopping and business, as a framework for satisfying everyday life and as a place for inhabitants and visitors to have rich experiences.
In 2013 Struer decided to become The City of Sound, and has since developed a series of policies that activate sound in core areas like business development, health care, culture and urban planning. Our recently ratified Sound Manual for Struer Center suggests some tools and approaches on how to think through sound in planning and designing city centers, and Struer is now in process of becoming a Living Lab for urban sound.
The manual has been approved by the city council, and it is going to be a point of reference through the entire process of planning the design of the city centre.
It is fairly common for municipalities to adopt design manuals or guidelines regarding the future development of a city.
It is entirely new, however, that the city council adopt a sound manual as well.