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dc.contributor.convenorNicole Kessissoglou: n.kessissoglou@unsw.edu.auen_AU
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Lexen_US
dc.contributor.editorBob Randallen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:11:01Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:11:01Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-14T22:15:19Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/19306
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops ideas on moving "soundscapes" into the mainstream of activity of environmental noise. Such a move has value in introducing a new dimension aimed at catching political attention and the engagement of other professions in acoustic management of outdoor environments. "Quiet Areas" - the EU Directive on Environmental Noise requires "preserving environmental noise quality where it is good". The paper shows contrasts and similarities between conventional noise control approaches with those in the soundscape literature. Environmental noise control deals with sounds of discomfort; soundscapes sounds of preference. Noise control measures sound by integration; in soundscapes the information content of sound is critical. Noise control manages sound as a waste product; soundscapes manages sound as a scarce resource. Managing "quiet areas" is about managing the resource of high quality acoustic environments. "Quiet" is not always (even rarely) their characteristic - instead we should adopt the terminology "areas of high acoustic quality". There is enough evidence to discount standard noise criteria (say Leq or Lden) as criterion for such areas. Instead, a two- dimensional criterion is needed: level of sound (high level sounds versus low level sounds) and distinction between sounds that are unwanted and sounds that are wanted in particular contexts.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherInternational Institute of Acoustics and Vibration and the Australian Acoustical Societyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iiav.org/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iiav.org/icsv14/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle14th International Conference on Sound and Vibrationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCairns, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode319999en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode300802en_US
dc.titleAreas of high acoustic quality: Soundscape planningen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 AAS. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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