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On the Person-Place Interaction and Its Relationship with the Responses/Outcomes of Listeners of Urban Soundscape (Compared Cases of Lisbon and Bogotá): Contextual and Semiotic Aspects

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de San Buenaventura-Bogotá, 110141 Bogotá, Colombia
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Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
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Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações, Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, 66.040-170 Belém, Pará, Brazil
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(4), 551; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040551
Received: 26 December 2018 / Revised: 11 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 February 2019 / Published: 14 February 2019
Design, planning, and management of the urban soundscape require various interacting fields of knowledge given the fact that it is the human person that experiences and provides meaning to the urban places and their acoustic environments. The process of environmental perception involves contextual information that conditions people’s responses and outcomes through the relationship between the variables Person, Activity, and Place. This research focuses on the interaction between Person and Place and its impact on responses and outcomes from listeners with different geographical origin and background. Laboratory studies were conducted in the cities of Lisbon (Portugal) and Bogotá (Colombia), where local listeners were introduced to known and unknown acoustic environments. Sound data recorded in the two cities allowed comparison of responses and outcomes of the listeners according to the Person-Place Interaction, leading to different meanings depending on the contextual variables. The results clearly show a relationship between site, acoustic environment, soundscape, Person-Place Interaction, and meaning of the place. This information can be useful for urban technicians and designers dealing with planning and management of urban soundscapes. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban environments; soundscape; semiosis model urban environments; soundscape; semiosis model
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Hermida, L.; Pavón, I.; Lobo Soares, A.C.; Bento-Coelho, J.L. On the Person-Place Interaction and Its Relationship with the Responses/Outcomes of Listeners of Urban Soundscape (Compared Cases of Lisbon and Bogotá): Contextual and Semiotic Aspects. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 551. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040551

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Hermida L, Pavón I, Lobo Soares AC, Bento-Coelho JL. On the Person-Place Interaction and Its Relationship with the Responses/Outcomes of Listeners of Urban Soundscape (Compared Cases of Lisbon and Bogotá): Contextual and Semiotic Aspects. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(4):551. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040551

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Hermida, Luis, Ignacio Pavón, Antonio C. Lobo Soares, and J. L. Bento-Coelho 2019. "On the Person-Place Interaction and Its Relationship with the Responses/Outcomes of Listeners of Urban Soundscape (Compared Cases of Lisbon and Bogotá): Contextual and Semiotic Aspects" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 4: 551. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040551

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