Noise reduction is pursued actively in Essen, with ambitious and effective Noise Action Plans and public participation. The company LK Argus GmbH has identified potential areas for designation as "Quiet Zones". To determine this, an overall noise map was prepared, which forms the acoustic basis for the overlapping representation of the individual noise emission sources. "Quiet Zones" in the region should be proposed, and should be forest environments, parks, green areas, and leisure and recreation areas. These proposed areas are compared with the potential analyses for future residential and business locations. The "Quiet Zones" determined in this way will be introduced as a proposal in the participation process. The population will be able to introduce their own proposals, which will be evaluated by the administration. In order to secure and create "Quiet Zones", noise-optimised asphalt (LOA) will be used for road resurfacing, and noise barriers and walls will be used.