Advancing the concepts of soundscapes and soundscape planning

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Title Advancing the concepts of soundscapes and soundscape planning
Author Brown, Lex
Publication Title Acoustics 2011- Breaking New Ground. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Editor David J Mee and Ian D.M Hillock
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Darlinghurst
Publisher Australian Acoustical Society
Abstract The role and application of the concept of the soundscape, vis-à-vis that of environmental noise management, needs elaboration. In noise control, sound is a waste product, managed to reduce the immision of sounds that cause human discomfort. The soundscape approach, by contrast, considers the acoustic environment as a resource, focussing on sounds people want, or prefer. Quiet is not a core requirement for acoustic preference in the outdoor acoustic environment. Core requirements include that soundscape and landscape are congruent, and that wanted sounds in a place are dominant over, or not masked by, unwanted sounds. Soundscape design, planning and management, based on this principle, are a useful augmentation to environmental noise management approaches, expanding the scope of application of the tools of acoustic specialists.
Peer Reviewed Yes
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Conference name Acoustics 2011: Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Location Gold Coast
Date From 2011-11-02
Date To 2011-11-04
Date Accessioned 2012-02-01; 2012-03-12T05:47:34Z
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Sciences; Urban and Regional Planning
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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