Urban Design with Soundscape in Mind
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 5 p.m. PDT
Seattle, WA, United States
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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.