Special Issue "Soundscape in Architecture and Urban Planning"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Interests: acoustics; environmental sound; soundscape; acoustic design; auditory perception; machine audition
Sound is an important aspect of the quality of the urban outdoor environment. Within the field of environmental acoustics, urban soundscape research represents a relatively recent but important paradigm shift, which departs from the point of view that a fitting acoustic environment may have a positive effect on the well-being of inhabitants and visitors. With the advent of new methods and techniques for realistic auralization of outdoor spaces, and with the use of virtual/augmented reality devices becoming more and more widespread, research interest in the challenge of shaping the acoustic environment of urban public spaces has risen considerably.
This Special Issue aims to collect original research papers on the use of the soundscape approach in architecture and urban planning. Both theoretical and application/engineering studies on the acoustic design of urban outdoor space are welcome, and an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged. Topics will cover all aspects of the use of sound in architecture and urban planning, including studies on auralization, urban noise control, urban sound quality, the use of novel acoustic materials in architecture, or the use of virtual or augmented reality in soundscape, environmental acoustics, noise control, and urban acoustic design.
Prof. Bert De Coensel
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- Urban planning
- Environmental acoustics
- Noise control
- Urban acoustic design
- Sound quality
- Acoustic materials
- Virtual/augmented reality