Urban Sound Environment

1st Edition

Jian Kang

CRC Press
Published September 13, 2006
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415358576 - CAT# RU58574

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Summary

Over the past two decades there have been many major new developments in the field of urban sound environment. Jian Kang introduces and examines these key developments, including:

  • the development of prediction methods for urban sound propagation
  • establishment and application of noise-mapping software
  • new noise control measures and design methods.

Also covered is the new EU directive on noise and the substantial actions it has brought about across Europe.

As the importance of soundscape, acoustic comfort and sound environment design have become widely recognized, Urban Sound Environments is a thoroughly useful book for students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, from urban planning and landscape through to architecture and acoustics.

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