Urban Design with Soundscape in Mind

Acoustical Society of America


Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 5 p.m. PDT

Seattle, WA, United States

CM | 6.25

Add to My Log


The aim of “Urban Design with Soundscape in Mind” is to communicate with politicians, planners, architects and the public-at-large. Topics that will be addressed include: Acoustic Challenges to Urban Livability with Respect to Noise Mapping, Noise Ordinances, Noise Control, and Soundscaping. The symposium will have two main foci: The Historic Approach in Addressing Noise Impacts on Urban Livability and A New Approach in Addressing Noise Impacts in an Urban Setting.; Application of Soundscape Techniques. The morning portion of the symposium will focus on traditional methods that land use planners have used to address noise impacts in the urban environment (zoning laws, noise regulations, building design codes and noise mapping) while the afternoon portion of the symposium will focus on the use of soundscaping methods to address noise impacts in that environment. The afternoon portion of the symposium will also include a soundscape walk.

Resource URL



Kerrie Standlee

Confirmed Speaker

Kerrie Standlee has worked in the field of acoustic design and noise control since 1973 when he obtained his Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering and began his Masters Degree program that focused on further study in measuring, predicting and assessing sound and vibration associated with buildings and the environment. In ... Read More

Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp

Confirmed Speaker

Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp is a professor at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Acoustics, Technische Universität Berlin Germany. Her main activities are in Soundscape and its relevance in community noise research by means of psychoacoustics and acoustic ecology. Further research activities deal with the impact of noise on sensitive groups ... Read More