Over the past two decades there have been many major new developments in the field of urban sound environment. Jian Kang introduces and examines these key developments, including: the development of prediction methods for urban sound propagation establishment and application of noise-mapping software new noise control measures and design methods. Also covered is the new EU directive on noise and the substantial actions it has brought about across Europe. As the importance of soundscape, acoustic comfort and sound environment design have become widely recognized, Urban Sound Environments is a thoroughly useful book for students and practitioners in a wide range of fields, from urban planning and landscape through to architecture and acoustics.2.3.4 United Kingdom Planning Policy Guidance Note 24 (PPG24; ODPM 1994) ( which is currently under review and will become PPS24) gives advice to local planning authorities in England on how the planning system can help minimise theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Urban Sound Environment|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2006-09-27|