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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Lexen_US
dc.contributor.authorMuhar, Andreasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:02:29Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:02:29Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-02T05:53:48Z
dc.identifier.issn09640568en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0964056042000284857en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/5197
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on soundscape planning, or acoustic design, in the planning and management of open space in both urban and non-urban areas. It is based on notions, promoted over several decades, that the acoustic aspects of open space can, and should be, subject to design in the same way as are the visual dimensions. The current paradigm for the management of the outdoor acoustic environment is noise control and soundscape planning needs to adopt quite different practices from noise control with respect to acoustic criteria and measurement. The paper explores the specification of acoustic objectives for outdoor soundscapes and the translation of these objectives into acoustic criteria that are amenable to measurement and prediction as part of the design process. Such objectives, termed Proposed Acoustic Environments, focus on the information content in sounds in a particular space and, only indirectly, on characteristics such as level or loudness. Outdoor acoustic design is mostly concerned with avoiding, or achieving, the masking of one set of information in the acoustic signal with other sets of information in the same signal. These are critical methodological issues if soundscape planning is to move from being a good idea to common practice. The paper sets out the elements of a process for the acoustic design or management of outdoor space.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a718587837~db=all~order=pageen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom827en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto842en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310104en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode240501en_US
dc.titleAn approach to the acoustic design of outdoor spaceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2004 Taylor & Francis : The author-version of this article will be available for download 18 months after publication. Use hypertext link for access to the journal's website. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper.en_AU
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