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Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise
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Policy Lab: Combating Vehicular Noise

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Students seeking an MS degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management are required to take "Laboratory in Issue Analysis". …

Students seeking an MS degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management are required to take "Laboratory in Issue Analysis".

This course is an applied policy-analysis experience in which students work together in teams of four or five to resolve a policy issue for a public or nonprofit decision-maker, in this case, a report issued to Councilwoman Gale Brewer.

Learn more here: http://www.newschool.edu/milano/subpage.aspx?id=19652

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  • -Greeting/Good morning. -Address clients and faculty—thanks for coming-Intro: analysis of policy issue-Say names
  • How we understood CPI
  • State objective through process
  • State recommendation-acknowledge that group will address it later
  • Present Agenda:--I have gone through the CPI, Objective, & Recommendation…next
  • NYC Noise Code311 dataNYC DEP AND DOITTe-Town PollPublic health infoCommunity groups awarded grants by CCNYCReviewed Data to identify trends
  • They way NYPD enforces things
  • Present Agenda:--I have gone through the CPI, Objective, & Recommendation…next
  • Make a new chart…what is noise and then results from study….we measure sound/noise is unwanted sound
  • Focused on vehicular noise!
  • Public TransportationMost residents do not drive personal cars
  • Uniqueness of boroughs/geography
  • Present Agenda:--I have gone through the CPI, Objective, & Recommendation…next
  • Executable by..
  • No point person!Noise complaints are received from service referrals from NYC 311 system or 911 The DEP works in coordination with the New York Police Department (NYPD) in investigating noise complaints and in issuing summonsNYPD policy does not publicly share its enforcement practicesMost complaints are treated as service requests; Noise complaints are received and transferred from the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) 3-1-1 phone systemPer NYPD request, noise complaints are not collected on the 3-1-1 website or 3-1-1 iphone app
  • Present Agenda:--I have gone through the CPI, Objective, & Recommendation…next
  • Neighborhood Public Awareness CampaignReaching out to educate residents and merchants through signage in shop windows, fliers, bumper stickers etcPublic Health: permanent hearing loss, hypertension, psychological Stresses, cognitive delays in childrenQuality of Life: noise and safety, peace and quiet
  • Taxis for tomorrow site
  • Present Agenda:--I have gone through the CPI, Objective, & Recommendation…next
  • -Greeting/Good morning. -Address clients and faculty—thanks for coming-Intro: analysis of policy issue-Say names
  • Could be added to end…
  • Health effects of noise exposure is dependent on: Length of time exposedDecibel level
  • Need to indicate which month in notes
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    • 1. Citizen’s Committeefor New York City: Combating Vehicular Noise
      Olivia Fru
      Chandler Griffith
      Angelina Lopez
      Minerva Muzquiz
      Kelly Singer
    • 2. Central Policy Issue
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to residents to increase community group involvement in combating vehicular noise in New York City?
    • 3. Objective
      To devise a strategy that will:
      Effectively mobilize community resources to minimize vehicular noise pollution
      Be executable by resident-led efforts
      Adhere to the mission of CCNYC
    • 4. Recommendation
      CCNYC should recommend:
      the creation of a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a platform where they can learn about noise pollution in their neighborhood, document noise, and organize based on location and interest
    • 5. Agenda
      Kelly
      Introduction
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to community groups?
      Methodology and Assumptions
      • Analysis of Vehicular Noise in New York City
      • 6. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue for New Yorkers
      • 7. Measures of Evaluation, Strategies and Analysis of Noise Code
      • 8. Enforcement of vehicular noise complaints is not an agency priority
      • 9. Explanation of Strategies for Community Groups
      • 10. Our strategies focused on bringing awareness to behavior to combat vehicular noise
      • 11. Analysis of Strategies, Recommendation, Next Steps
      • 12. Create a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a organizational platform
      Minnie
      Angelina
      Chandler
      Olivia
    • 13. Research Methodology
      Reviewed current legislation to understand Noise Code regulations and policies
      Analyzed agency data to determine most frequent vehicular noise complaints
      Interviewed city department officials regarding legislation and enforcement policy
      Researched best practices in community organizing and for mitigating noise pollution
      Established measures of evaluation in accordance with CCNYC’s mission
      • Evaluated strategies to be implemented by a community group
    • Assumptions
      An increase in 3-1-1 complaints does not correspond with greater enforcement of noise code violations
      Because 3-1-1 does not differentiate between different types of vehicular noise, we cross-referenced various types of enforceable noise with a public opinion survey
      Scope and size of projects to be implemented is dependent on the resources and capacity of various community groups
    • 14. Agenda
      Kelly
      Introduction
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to community groups?
      Methodology and Assumptions
      • Analysis of Vehicular Noise in New York City
      • 15. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue for New Yorkers
      • 16. Measures of Evaluation, Strategies and Analysis of Noise Code
      • 17. Enforcement of vehicular noise complaints is not an agency priority
      • 18. Explanation of Strategies for Community Groups
      • 19. Our strategies focused on bringing awareness to behavior to combat vehicular noise
      • 20. Analysis of Strategies, Recommendation, Next Steps
      • 21. Create a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a organizational platform
      Minnie
      Angelina
      Chandler
      Olivia
    • 22. Noise is unwanted sound
      Note: The decibel scale is not a simple, linear scale. An increase of ten on the decibel scale corresponds to the intensity of sound increasing by a factor of ten. For example, a sound that registers 80 decibels is ten times the intensity of one at 70 decibels.
    • 23. Vehicular Noise exceeds standard safety threshold
      Car Stereo
      Car Alarm
      Motorcycle
      dBA measurement
      Horn Honking
      Truck
      Busy Street
      Highway
      Source: Center for Hearing and Communication
    • 24. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue and greater nuisance for New Yorkers than to residents nationwide
      Never Rarely Sometimes Often
      Source: Bronzaft and Van Ryzin, “Neighborhood Noise and Its Consequences”
    • 25. 3-1-1 noise complaints are an indicator of public response, but do not indicate actual noise levels
      The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) categorizes vehicular noise complaints as:
      • horn honking
      • 26. engine idling
      • 27. loud music or stereo
      Source: NYC DOITT
    • 28. Agenda
      Kelly
      Introduction
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to community groups?
      Methodology and Assumptions
      • Analysis of Vehicular Noise in New York City
      • 29. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue for New Yorkers
      • 30. Measures of Evaluation, Strategies and Analysis of Noise Code
      • 31. Enforcement of vehicular noise complaints is not an agency priority
      • 32. Explanation of Strategies for Community Groups
      • 33. Our strategies focused on bringing awareness to behavior to combat vehicular noise
      • 34. Analysis of Strategies, Recommendation, Next Steps
      • 35. Create a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a organizational platform
      Minnie
      Angelina
      Chandler
      Olivia
    • 36. CCNYC is invested in empowering residents to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods
      CCNYC “stimulates and supports self-help and civic action”:
      Award bi-annual grants, ranging from $500 to $3,000
      Projects are resident-led and volunteer-based
      Projects expected to be implemented in 3 to 6 months
    • 37. Our proposed strategies are designed to enable community groups to combat vehicular noise
      Maintain status quo of referring to 3-1-1 system
      Create a Public Awareness Campaign to educate residents on the effects of noise pollution
      Launch a Cell-phone Application to collect, record and store noise code violations
      Offer Workshops on Noise pollution and Legislative Petitioning to mobilize residents
      Establish a Social Networking Website to engage residents and create a base for community action
    • 38. Measures of Evaluation are in accordance with CCNYC’s grant requirements
    • 39. Noise Code:Existing policy for sustaining healthy ambient levels in New York City
      A revised Noise Code was signed into law in 2005, aiming to creating greater city-wide compliance with the code
      The revision was the first major overhaul in 30 years
      Goals of Noise Code:
      Protect public health and welfare
      Foster convenience and comfort of residents
      Prevent Injury to human, plant and animal Life
    • 40. Noise Code:Vehicle regulations applies only in areas where speed limit is 35 MPH or less
      Horn honking is not permitted, except as a warning in situations of “imminent danger”
      Code prohibits excessive sound from muffler, exhaust or stereo of vehicles operating on public right of way
      Excessive sound is defined as :
    • 41. Noise Code Enforcement:Vehicular noise violations are not an agency priority
      Jurisdiction of the commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
      Noise complaints are received via NYC 3-1-1 phone system
      Vehicular noise complaints are transferred to local police precinct for investigation
      Source: NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
    • 42. Agenda
      Kelly
      Introduction
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to community groups?
      Methodology and Assumptions
      • Analysis of Vehicular Noise in New York City
      • 43. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue for New Yorkers
      • 44. Measures of Evaluation, Strategies and Analysis of Noise Code
      • 45. Enforcement of vehicular noise complaints is not an agency priority
      • 46. Explanation of Strategies for Community Groups
      • 47. Our strategies focused on bringing awareness to behavior to combat vehicular noise
      • 48. Analysis of Strategies, Recommendation, Next Steps
      • 49. Create a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a organizational platform
      Minnie
      Angelina
      Chandler
      Olivia
    • 50. Public Awareness Campaign: Educates residents on noise pollution effects
      Best Practices from Anti-Smoking Campaigns
      Quality of Life
      PublicHealth
    • 51. Public Awareness Campaign:
      Targets a wide audience
      Successful public awareness campaign follow these guidelines:
      Research, write, translate set of talking points
      Draft press release
      Pitch 15 media outlets
      Secure 3 to 4 stories
      Media Monitoring
      Answer queries from editors/producers
       A campaign would focus on promoting quality of life issues:
      Public Safety
      Peace and Quiet
    • 52. Public Awareness Campaign:Fails to offer opportunities for citizen action
    • 53. Cell Phone Application: Make social ills visible and tangible
      App uses heat-map technology to display graffiti data.
      http://rentsleuth.com/
    • 54. Cell Phone Application: Maps complaints and tracks resolutions
      App uses cell phone technology to all users to upload graffiti incident reports, photos and videos. Utilizes Google maps and geographic tagging.
      http://graffiti.fanz.in/new-york
    • 55. Cell Phone Application:Empowers residents to collect and disseminate noise data
      Noise Application
      Heat-map display to visually represent vehicular noise violations
      User generated and interactive
      Temporal and geographic tagging to track trends in noise
      Option 1: Hire professional software developer to create new application
      Option 2: Freelance web developer to create a website that will leverage existing Applications
    • 56. Cell Phone Application: Requires high degree of expertiseand/or cost may exceed grant allowance
    • 57. Vehicular Noise Pollution Workshops:
      Are informative, engaging and adaptable
    • 58. Legislative Petitioning Workshops: Empower citizens to enact change
      Agenda
      Neighborhood
      Listen
      Add your personal message here.
      Get NYPD and DOITT to incorporate noise complaints on 3-1-1 Online!
      Currently, the 3-1-1 online and cell phone application features are not opened to noise complaints.
      We need your help to open the lines of communication to better enforce vehicular noise.
      Recipients:
      • NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly
      • 59. DOITT Commissioner Carole Post
      Source: Human Rights Campaign
    • 60. Noise Pollution and Legislative Petitioning Workshops: Fail to maximize community engagement
    • 61. Social Networking Website:Uses existing platforms to engage a wide and growing audience
    • 62. Social Networking Website: Is a platform for community organizing
    • 63. Social Networking Website: Fosters long-term engagement of members
    • 64. Social Networking Website: Is self-sustaining and provides for virtually unlimited growth
    • 65. Agenda
      Kelly
      Introduction
      What strategies can Citizens Committee for New York City (CCNYC) recommend to community groups?
      Methodology and Assumptions
      • Analysis of Vehicular Noise in New York City
      • 66. Vehicular noise is a unique quality of life issue for New Yorkers
      • 67. Measures of Evaluation, Strategies and Analysis of Noise Code
      • 68. Enforcement of vehicular noise complaints is not an agency priority
      • 69. Explanation of Strategies for Community Groups
      • 70. Our strategies focused on bringing awareness to behavior to combat vehicular noise
      • 71. Analysis of Strategies, Recommendation, Next Steps
      • 72. Create a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a organizational platform
      Minnie
      Angelina
      Chandler
      Olivia
    • 73. Analysis
    • 74. Recommendation
      CCNYC should recommend:
      the creation of a Social Networking Website to engage residents and establish a platform where they can learn about noise pollution in their neighborhood, document noise, and organize based on location and interest
    • 75. Potential Next Steps for CCNYC
      Develop internal criteria for technology-based grant applications
      Establish a grant budget for projects
      Publicize the issue of vehicular noise and potential grant opportunities
      To community groups
      To potential funders
    • 76. Citizen’s Committeefor New York City: Enforcing the Noise Code
      Olivia Fru
      Chandler Griffith
      Angelina Lopez
      Minerva Muzquiz
      Kelly Singer
    • 77. Ambient noise level in NYC
      Source: New York City Noise Code
      *Standards are based on measurements for any one hour
    • 78. Noise as a Public Health Issue
      • Short-term Effects
      • 79. Noised induced hearing loss (NIHL)
      • 80. Annoyance
      • 81. Aggression
      • 82. Long-term Effects
      • 83. Sleep apnea
      • 84. Stress
      • 85. Cardiovascular disease and hypertension
      • 86. "Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience. Noise must be considered a hazard to the health of people everywhere.” – Dr. William H. Stewart, former U.S. Surgeon General
    • Public Health Continue
      Source: Bronzaft and Van Ryzin, “Neighborhood Noise and Its Consequences”
    • 87. Social Media Statistics
      Strategy 3:Social Networking
      By 2010, Generation Y (10-28 year olds) will outnumber both the Baby Boomer generation and Generation X. 96% of them have joined a social networking site1
      Facebook has over 400 million users2
      If Facebook were a country it would be the world’s 3rd largest3
      Sources: Millenials Conference; Facebook; WorldAtlas.com
    • 88. Strategy 3:takeaway
      Social Media Stat cont..
      Facebook added 100 million users in less than 9 months2
      iPhone applications hit 1 billion in 9 months3
      Sources: United Nations CyberSchoolBus; Facebook; Apple

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