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Special Issue "Sound Environments"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, University College London, London WC1H 0NN, UK
Interests: environmental acoustics; building acoustics; soundscape; noise control
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Special Issue in Acoustics: Indoor Soundscape: Integrating Sound, Experience and Architecture
Sound environment is a vital part of our overall environments. The EU Green Paper on Future Noise Policy indicates that 80 million EU citizens are suffering from unacceptable environmental noise levels according to the WHO recommendation and the social cost of transport noise is 0.2–2% of total GDP. The situations in other developing countries are even more severe. In the last decade or so, there have been many major new developments in the field of sound environment, both in terms of research and practice. Various prediction methods for sound propagation in micro- and meso-scale urban areas have been explored, and large scale noise-mapping software packages have been developed and applied extensively in practice with the advancement of computering resources. There have been a number of new noise control measures and design methods. Sound environments have also been examined from the subjective perspective, with multidisciplinary approaches, and the importance of soundscape and overall sound environment design has been widely recognised, which is a major step further from simply reducing urban noise level. In environmental policies and regulations, noise problems have also been paid increasing attention at various levels. The main motivation of this Special Issue is therefore to present the state-of-the-art development in our sound environment.
Prof. Dr. Jian Kang
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