www.greener-cities.eu is the official homepage of the European project HOSANNA (HOlistic and Sustainable Abatement of Noise by optimized combinations of Natural and Artificial means). The project will result in a toolbox for the reduction of road and rail traffic noise in the outdoor environment, which is cost effective and shows positive effects on the environment as a whole. The project focuses on noise abatements during the propagation path, dealing with greening of buildings and use of vegetation on other urban and rural surfaces, innovative barriers including recycled materials, and treatments of the ground and the road surface.

HOSANNA is a collaborative Project under the Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 7, Sustainable Surface Transport.

The project started in November 2009 and is planned to run for three years. The project is coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology. read more...


   Environmental Methods for Transport Noise Reduction by Mats Nilsson, J├Ârgen Bengtsson and Ronny Klaeboe is available here:



   Presentation slides of "Toolbox from the EC FP7 HOSANNA project for the reduction of road and rail traffic noise in the outdoor environment", presented at TRA2014 - Transport Research Arena, 14-17 April 2014, Paris La Défense, France.

TRA2014 presentation slides (21 MB)

   The HOSOANNA project has finished. Outcomes of the project are available in form of technical reports as well as computed result tables. Please, browse to Downloads, for the latest material.

   The HOSANNA workshop summary brochure (13 MB) "Novel solutions for quieter and greener cities" is now available and can be downloaded here:



   HOSANNA workshop in London, January 2013:

Workshop programme

Workshop presentations (21 MB)

   HOSANNA workshop in Stockholm, December 2012:

Worksop presentation on Perceived acoustic environment (M. Nilsson)


   Kick-off meeting HOSANNA
The Kick-off meeting of the HOSANNA project took place in Göteborg, November 11-13 2009.
   Second project meeting
The second project meeting of the HOSANNA project took take place in Stockholm, May 6-7 2010.
   Third project meeting
The third project meeting of the HOSANNA project took place in Munich, November 3-5 2010.
   Fourth project meeting
The fourth project meeting of the HOSANNA project took place in Gent, May 4-6 2011.
   Fifth project meeting
The fifth project meeting of the HOSANNA project took take place in Oslo, November 2-4 2011.
   Sixth project meeting
The sixth project meeting of the HOSANNA project took place in Milton-Keynes, May 2-4 2012.
   Seventh project meeting
The seventh project meeting of the HOSANNA took place in Paris, October 30-31 2012.
   Final project meeting
The final project meeting of the HOSANNA project took take place in Göteborg, April 25-26 2013.