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Sounding out Smart Cities: Auralization and Soundscape Monitoring for Environmental Sound Design

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ConferenceAcoustics17 - Boston
CountryUnited States
Conference date(s)25/06/1729/06/17
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DatePublished - 25 Jun 2017
Number of pages1
Original languageEnglish


Auralization is key in developing a better understanding of how significant changes or infrastructure planning in our urban environment
can have an impact on our related environmental soundscape. It allows consultants, planners and other stakeholders to hear the
potential acoustic changes that might result, so that designs might be better optimized; it is also a valuable dissemination tool for informing
the public as to the nature of such changes. Auralization also facilitates subjective soundscape assessment of proposed developments
at the design stage and once construction is complete, smart sensor networks enable soundscape monitoring and objective evaluated on
an ongoing basis. Of particular interest is sound emitted from transportation, as it is generally considered as unwanted sound and hence
defined as noise. Transportation noise and road traffic noise in particular, is considered a concern for public health by the WHO, and
annoyance with some aspect of our daily soundscape is not uncommon. This work presents an overview of how auralization has been
used in the context of some recent transportation noise related case studies. The complete auralization chain is presented including
source measurement and soundscape monitoring, sound propagation modeling using numerical simulation, soundfield rendering, and the
potential for immersive multimodal presentation

    Research areas

  • Auralization, soundscape, environmental acoustics

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