A positive soundscape evaluation tool
Davies, Bill, Cain, Rebecca, Adams, Mags, Bruce, Neil, Carlyle, Angus, Cusack, Peter, Hume, Ken, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.) and Plack, Christopher J. (2009) A positive soundscape evaluation tool. In: 8th European Conference on Noise Control, Edinburgh, U.K., Oct 26-28, 2009. Published in: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Noise Control - AbstractsFull text not available from this repository.
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Current policy on environmental sound is largely based on noise control. There is considerable interest in exploiting the soundscape concept to provide a more sophisticated way of managing our acoustic environment. For this to happen, a tool for assessing soundscape quality is needed. This paper reports on an exploratory attempt to define a soundscape evaluation tool. It is based on the work of the Positive Soundscape Project which has provided a qualitative and quantitative account of soundscape perception. The evaluation tool integrates these perceptual results with outlines of what can be measured and how user behaviour can be characterised to supply the information that an urban design or planning team might need. Soundscape evaluation could be used to support planning decisions related to how a new development might change the current soundscape as well as helping decide where and how to intervene in a soundscape.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Noise Control - Abstracts|
|Publisher:||Institute of Acoustics|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||8th European Conference on Noise Control|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Edinburgh, U.K.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Oct 26-28, 2009|
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