In order to address the issue of noise pollution in Merida from different angles and with the help of innovative projects run by specialists and college students, the Board for the Preservation of the Historic Center of Merida, AC, in coordination with other universities presented the forum “Merida, towards an intelligent city ” (Mérida hacia una ciudad inteligente), which will be held on September 6 and 7 in its first edition.
In a press conference, the president of this board, Enrique Ancona Teigell, said that this forum will serve to raise awareness among citizens and authorities of the problems that afflict the Historic Center, and promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies (TIC’s) to find solutions and turn Mérida into a city that combines tradition and innovation.
Accompanied by the directors of the Technological Institute of Mérida (ITM), the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), Universidad Modelo and Universidad Marista, Ancona Teigell stressed that the first edition of the project will focus on urban noise pollution and its first effects on the Yucatecan society.
“Together we are creating three actions with the aim that society is aware that the solution to this kind of pollution does not fall only on the hands of the authorities, but also on the civil society.”
The president of the Board for the Preservation of the Historic Center of Merida, AC said that this project is divided into three phases, which were designed for the participation of students and their collaboration with the generation of ideas and possible solutions to the situation with noise pollution in the state capital.
He said that first an opinion forum will be held where experts will share their experience in areas such as noise effects, sound measurement and technological development. This will take place on Thursday, September 6, starting at nine in the morning at UADY’s central building on Calle 60. downtown Mérida.
The second phase consists of a practical workshop on sound measurement, which will be given on Friday, September 7 at the ITM, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 6 to 8 p.m.
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