Soundscape and the Built Environment

Jian Kang, Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

July 26, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 310 Pages - 124 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138893085 - CAT# K32820

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Features

    • Presents the definitive state-of-the-art technical book on soundscapes
    • Covers a range of themes, from prediction, control, and subjective evaluation to regulations
    • Combines technical presentations with practical design considerations

    Summary

    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.

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