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Soundscapes: an urban planning process map

Adams, MD, Davies, WJ and Bruce, NS 2009, Soundscapes: an urban planning process map , in: Internoise 2009, 23-26 August 2009, Ottawa, Canada.

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    Abstract

    The concept of soundscapes is an established theme in acoustics research, most notably in the areas of environmental noise, noise control and psychoacoustics. However, many disciplines outside of traditional acoustics have recently worked together to confront epistemological assumptions regarding the place of soundscapes in an urban planning context and to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of soundscapes in that realm. Through this interdisciplinary work The Positive Soundscapes Project has identified a means whereby the concept of soundscapes might effectively be incorporated into planning. By identifying the various locations in the planning process in the UK at which the concept of soundscapes might be incorporated a Process Map is developed that will help planners and other urban planning decision makers utilise the tools and methods of soundscape assessment, evaluation and simulation created within the Positive Soundscape Project. This paper identifies where consideration of soundscapes can be considered within the current UK planning process, the way in which soundscape tools may be utilized to influence planning decisions, and how this can enhance the development of positive urban soundscapes.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: soundscape
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
    Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
    Publisher: INCE
    Refereed: No
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    Depositing User: Dr W. J. Davies
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 09:53
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:01
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2465

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