SOUND-SCAPE: A framework for characterising positive urban soundscapes
Cain, Rebecca, Jennings, P. A., Adams, Mags, Bruce, Neil, Carlyle, Angus, Cusack, Peter, Davies, William, Hume, Ken and Plack, Christopher J.. (2008) SOUND-SCAPE: A framework for characterising positive urban soundscapes. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol.123 (Iss.5). p. 3394. ISSN 0001-4966Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2934071
People's assessments of urban soundscapes are dependent upon many factors. For example, perceptions of a soundscape may depend on the activity that the listener is doing and their associated listening state at the time. Temporal variations (daily, weekly, seasonal) can also affect perceptions of the soundscape, as can the type and usage of urban space, architectural characteristics and the cultural and historical setting. The context of listening is also a factor in terms of the cognitions that people bring to the listening situation by way of memories, preferences, attitudes, values and meaning. In order to inform the planning process with regard to assessing and creating positive urban soundscapes, a framework is under development. The framework attempts to bring together all the influencing factors in urban soundscape assessment in a new and novel way, and considers how the identification of sources and the variety and mix of sources interact to produce a soundscape. The framework presented in this paper forms the basis of multi‐disciplinary soundscape research in the EPSRC funded "Positive Soundscapes Project", which seeks to develop a rounded view of human perception of soundscapes by combining methods from several disciplines.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America|
|Publisher:||Acoustical Society of America|
|Number of Pages:||1|
|Page Range:||p. 3394|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Version or Related Resource:||This item was originally presented at Acoustics '08, Paris, France, Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2009.|
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