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Soundscape: Progress in the past 50 years and challenges in the next 50 years

Kang, J; (2021) Soundscape: Progress in the past 50 years and challenges in the next 50 years. In: INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings. (pp. pp. 132-139). Institute of Noise Control Engineering Green open access

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Abstract

Soundscape is defined by the ISO as the 'acoustic environment as perceived or experienced and/or understood by a person or people, in context'. Different from conventional noise control engineering, soundscape promotes a holistic approach, regarding sounds as 'resources' rather than just 'wastes'. This paper first briefly reviews the soundscape progress in the past 50 years, showing that there has been a recognised focus shift from noise control to soundscape creation, and also a step change from soundscape concept to practice. Then the current developments and needs in soundscape are discussed in terms of soundscape understating and exchanging, collecting and documenting, harmonising and standardising, creating and designing, and outreaching, showing that while considerable works have been carried out, much work is still needed, in terms of basic research, and more importantly, research towards practice. Finally, some major challenges in the next 50 years are explored, considering the new industrial revolution, climate change and changing living styles.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Soundscape: Progress in the past 50 years and challenges in the next 50 years
Event: INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference
ISBN-13: 9781732598652
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3397/IN-2021-1302
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3397/IN-2021-1302
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.
UCL classification: UCL
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/10137386
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