Midlands Branch Evening Meeting
DESIGNING SOUNDSCAPE IN
URBAN PUBLIC OPEN SPACES
Professor Jian Kang
Wednesday 4 December 2019
6pm for 6.30pm Start
Lecture theatre OL1 University of Derby
Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
Soundscape, by considering sound environment as perceived, in context, with an interdisciplinary approach, represents a step change in environmental acoustics. This talk explores putting soundscape into the intentional engineering process, by proposing a soundscape design framework for urban open public spaces, including four key components: characteristics of each sound source; acoustic effects of the space; social/demographic aspect of the users; and other aspects of the physical conditions. The potentials of designing methods for the four key components, namely sounds, space, people and environment, will then be explored. Engineering tools/models for soundscape in urban open public spaces will also be presented, including an auralisation software package for design modification and public participation, and a neural network model for predicting acoustic comfort based on various design variables. Some planning and design guidelines will also be introduced, relating to EU Directive Relating to the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise (END), which requires ‘quiet areas’ to be identified and protected.
Professor Jian Kang, FREng, FIOA, FASA, FIIAV, CEng, PhD (Cantab.), is Professor of Acoustics at UCL Bartlett, Chair of the Technical Committee for Noise of the European Acoustics Association, Chair of the EU COST Action on Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes. He has worked in environmental and architectural acoustics for 30+ years, with 800+ publications, 80+ research projects, and 90+ engineering/consultancy projects. He is recipient of the IOA Tyndall Medal in 2008 and the first Peter Lord Award in 2014, and currently holds a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, working on Soundscape Indices.
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As is traditional for IOA Midlands Branch meetings those attending are cordially invited for a meal at a local Indian restaurant after the meeting. Please let Mike Breslin know if you would like to join us, so we can book a table.
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University Of Derby
Derby, DE22 1GB