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Challenges 2018, 9(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/challe9010016

What are the Current Priorities and Challenges for (Urban) Soundscape Research?

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Department of Information Technology, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
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School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University, Birmingham B47BD, UK
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Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 22 March 2018 / Accepted: 23 March 2018 / Published: 26 March 2018
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Abstract

Soundscape research is attracting an ever-increasing worldwide interest from different disciplines and stakeholders. This brief commentary paper aims at offering some insights into the new directions this research (and practice) field will likely go, in the near future. For this purpose, eleven early-career soundscape researchers and practitioners were approached and asked to provide a response to the question “What are the current priorities and challenges for soundscape research?” Five recurring themes were identified in the participants’ statements. A major concern of the interviewed sample is the need to bridge the academic and practice sides of the soundscape community, in order to better position this discipline in the broader framework of (urban) sound planning and design. View Full-Text
Keywords: soundscape; acoustic environment; urban planning; multisensory perception; early-career researchers soundscape; acoustic environment; urban planning; multisensory perception; early-career researchers
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