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Ten questions on the soundscapes of the built environment

Kang, J; Aletta, F; Gjestland, TT; Brown, LA; Botteldooren, D; Schulte-Fortkamp, B; Lercher, P; ... Lavia, L; + view all (2016) Ten questions on the soundscapes of the built environment. Building and Environment , 108 pp. 284-294. 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.011. Green open access

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Abstract

Soundscape research represents a paradigm shift from noise control policies towards a new multidisciplinary approach as it involves not only physical measurements but also the cooperation of humanity and social sciences to account for the diversity of soundscapes across countries and cultures, with more focus on how people actually experience the acoustic environments; and it considers environmental sounds as a 'resource' rather than a 'waste'. The ten questions presented in this paper range from the very basic definitions underlying the emerging soundscape science, to more applied topics about how to use soundscape as a design approach for the planning and management of the built environments. Although significant research activity has been conducted so far, there is still a need to systematically provide the underpinning science and practical guidance in soundscaping. Thus, the last question aims to identify the most crucial gaps in soundscape research and set the agenda for future advancements in the field.

Type: Article
Title: Ten questions on the soundscapes of the built environment
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.011
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.08.011
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Construction & Building Technology, Engineering, Environmental, Engineering, Civil, Engineering, Soundscape, Acoustic environment, Environmental noise, Urban sound planning, Quality of life, URBAN SOUNDSCAPES, SPECIAL-ISSUE, SPACES, QUALITY, AREAS, MODEL, PERCEPTION, HEALTH, NOISE, PARKS
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10051314
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