FIG Peer Review Journal


Noise Level in Relation to Real Estate Prices in Poland (5538)

Małgorzata Krajewska and Kinga Szopińska (Poland)
Ms. Kinga Szopińska
M. Sc. Eng. Assistant
University of Technology and Life Sciences
Department of Building Constructions
and Environment Engineering
al. Prof. S. Kaliskiego 7
Corresponding author Ms. Kinga Szopińska (email: k.szopinska[at], tel.: + 48 50 739 2363)

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Published on the web 2012-03-08
Received 2011-11-01 / Accepted 2012-02-02
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2012 in Rome, Italy and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2012
ISBN 97887-90907-98-3 ISSN 2307-4086


Acoustic climate of a given area ought to be a factor of considerable significance in investment processes in an urbanized area, especially in a residential real estate market, due to its extensive influence on the living standards of its inhabitants. In the following article the authors have given an analysis of the residential market of housing units located in areas of acceptable and excessive noise levels in preselected regions of Poland. With this end in view an entirely new source of information, has been used in the research – an acoustic map which has been defined and applied to produce the outcome of the analysis. It allowed for the recognition of whether or not the noise level influences decisions made by investors existing in a local residential real estate market.
Keywords: acoustic climate; noise strategic map; residential real estate; market value of real estate; Poland