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Soundscape and the Built Environment 1st Edition

Subject ISBN Author Publisher Number of Pages Title Year Price
Mechanical Engineering 9781482226317 Jian Kang, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp CRC 310 Soundscape and the Built Environment 1st Edition 2016 £ 115.00
Author: Jian Kang, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp
Description: Soundscape Basics and Practical Implications Soundscape research represents a paradigm shift, as it involves human and social sciences and physical measurements to account for the diversity of soundscapes across countries and cultures. Moreover, it treats environmental sounds as a resource rather than a waste. Soundscape and the Built Environment is the first book to systematically discuss soundscape in the built environment. It begins with a presentation of theory and basic background, answering questions such as: what is soundscape, how is it important, and how does it affect people in terms of their health and perception on the acoustic environment. The book then sets out tools for implementing a soundscape approach, with measurement techniques, mapping, and good soundscape practices. It also delivers a series of examples of the application of the soundscape approach in planning, design, and assessment. • Discusses soundscape and environmental noise • Explores cultural variations and the way they influence soundscape • Introduces binaural measurement technology and psychoacoustics • Examines the physical, psychological, and physiological restorative mechanism of high-quality acoustic environments • Presents soundscape mapping based on human perception of sound sources • Includes real-world examples and case studies highlighting the key issues in soundscape intervention Soundscape and the Built Environment is written by a group of leading international figures and derives from a four-year EU COST project on Soundscapes of European Cities and Landscapes. It presents a consensus on the current state of the art and is not merely a collection of different views. It is written for acoustic consultants, urban planners, designers and policy makers, as well as for graduate students and researchers.
Table of Content: INTRODUCTION Taxonomy and Nomenclature Assessment of soundscapes, basic definitions, an attempt to standardize Soundscape nomenclature in various languages and disciplines International standards relevant for soundscape studies From Sonic Environment to Soundscape Listening Auditory Scene Analysis The role of multisensory attention How sounds get meaning Appraisal and quality judgment in a socio-cultural context A holistic model for soundscape How soundscape theory can affect practice Human Restoration and Quality Of Life: The Role of High Acoustic Quality Introduction The review: Method Results Conclusions Impact of Soundscape in Terms of Perception The holistic in soundscape Methods to balance the acoustics in the living environment Participation as the leading construct Outline of studies for urban areas: overview and outcomes Discussion regarding a guideline for future noise studies Indicators to be obtained for political input Perceived Soundscapes in Relation to Transport Related Annoyance, Context and Personal Characteristics; Case Studies The need for the integration of different scale levels in soundscape health and quality of life studies Large scale health and quality of life studies (Schiphol & National neighbourhood study) Medium to smaller scales health and quality of life studies (BBT & ALPNAP) Future perspective Human Hearing-Related Measurement And Analysis Of Acoustic Environments – Requisite For Soundscape Investigations Measurement Equipment Measurement Conditions and Specifications Analysis of Acoustic Environments by means of Psychoacoustics Characterization of Soundscapes Mapping of Soundscape Noise mapping Sound mapping Soundscape mapping based on ANN Mind mapping to psychoacoustic alternatives Soundscape topography Procedures and techniques for identification of sound components Approaches to Urban Soundscape Management, Planning, and Design Introduction Outdoors soundscape concept Soundscape approach vs noise control approach Soundscape management in new urban projects Soundscape planning and design Conclusions Soundscape As Part of the Cultural and Natural Heritage Introduction Multi-sensorial appreciation of cultural and natural heritage Soundscape as intangible trademark: recognitions techniques Tools for the Soundscape safeguard Applications Historical towns Archaeological parks Natural parks Festivals Applied Soundscape Practices Purpose-designed soundscape projects Other projects achieving good soundscape quality Examples of soundscape practice in policy Potential policy applications of soundscape principles Methods of soundscape modification Priorities for soundscape intervention Improving future soundscape practices BIBLIOGRAPHY

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