15 November 2022, Online
IJERPH Webinar | Environmental Acoustics Monitoring and Soundscape
Environmental sounds have been widely considered as “noise” by epidemiologists because of the potential for annoyance to citizens and its effects on well-being and quality of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published its recommendations to reduce citizens' exposure to the most typical sources of community noise (e.g., road, railway and air traffic, wind turbine noise, etc.). Most policies have the goal of minimizing noise exposure; however, while the relationships between noise exposure and possible adverse health effects have been thoroughly investigated in literature, less is known about the association between environmental sounds and perceptual outcomes other than annoyance. Soundscape studies propose methodological approach to explore this, but they are typically limited in scope and rely on small datasets, so that large-scale effects are difficult to observe and extrapolate. Recent technological developments in the fields of crowd-sourced data (e.g., acoustic monitoring mobile applications) and the use of wireless acoustic sensor networks (WASN) offer new ways of gathering data that is more likely to inform a holistic assessment of the urban acoustic environments.
The following experts will be present and talk:
- Dr. Rosa Maria Alsina Pages, Research Group on Media Technologies, La Salle Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
- Dr. Francesco Aletta, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, University College London, UK
- Prof. Dr. Stephen Dance, School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK
- Prof. Dr. Jerónimo Vida Manzano, Applied Physics Department, University of Granada, Spain
- Dr. Marc Freixes Guerreiro, Research Group on Media Technologies, La Salle Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
- Dr. Jieling Xiao, School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University, UK
When? 15 November 2022 at 1:00 pm CET | 12:00 pm GMT | 7:00 am EST | 8:00 pm CST Asia
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