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A positive soundscape evaluation system

Davies, WJ, Adams, MD, Bruce, NS, Cain, R, Jennings, P, Carlyle, A, Cusack, P, Hume, K and Plack, C 2009, A positive soundscape evaluation system , in: Euronoise 2009, 26-28 October 2009, Edinburgh, U.K..

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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 system. It is based on the work of the Positive Soundscape Project which has provided a qualitative and quantitative account of soundscape perception. The evaluation system integrates these perceptual results with outlines of what can be measured and how user behaviour can be characterised to supply the information that a soundscape designer might need. Soundscape evaluation could be used to support planning decisions on where and how to intervene in a soundscape.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: soundscape
Themes: 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
Refereed: No
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Depositing User: Dr W. J. Davies
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 09:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:01

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