Webinar – Valuing soundscape: Which environmental valuation method(s) to use?

Posted in Events, Noise

  • Nov 24 - Nov 24, 2020
  • 13:00 — 14:00
  • Webinar - details for connecting via Zoom are to be confirmed
Cost-benefit analysis is widely used in the UK and many other countries in sound environment management, e.g., for appraisals of new policies, programmes and projects that would induce noise impacts, or to support decision-making in implementing noise abatement measures. However, the methods and applications are currently noise-based, positive impacts of wanted sounds are often omitted, and only very limited receiver types and contexts are covered. A soundscape approach has the potential to address these limitations. However, while there is a wealth of literature on noise valuation, little has been done on soundscape valuation. This webinar aims to initiate the exploration by debating on which environmental valuation method(s) can/should be used for soundscape valuation. Our guests from research, policy and practice sectors will give presentations on noise and soundscape valuations, and join a panel discussion on theoretical, technical and practical issues around soundscape valuation.
Agenda
13:00-13:05: An introduction from Defra
13:05-13:20: Noise valuation overview: theory, techniques and application, Prof Abigail Bristow (University of Surrey)
13:20-13:35: Soundscape valuation: advantages and challenges, Dr Like Jiang (University of Leeds)
13:35-14:00: Panel discussion on theoretical, technical and practical issues around soundscape valuation, and Q&A
Panellists:
  • Soundscape research: Prof Jian Kang (UCL), Dr Francesco Aletta (UCL)
  • Noise/environmental valuation research: Prof Abigail Bristow (University of Surrey), Dr John Nellthorp (University of Leeds)
  • Noise and soundscape practice: Adam Thomas (Arup)

Moderator: Dr Like Jiang (University of Leeds)

Speakers and Panellists
Dr Francesco Aletta, Research Fellow in Soundscape, Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources, UCL
Prof Abigail Bristow, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey
Dr Like Jiang, Research Fellow in Transport and Environment, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Prof Jian Kang, Professor of Acoustics, Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources, UCL
Dr John Nellthorp, Senior Research Fellow in Transport Economics and Valuation, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Adam Thomas, Senior Acoustics consultant at Arup, SoundLab Manager for the UK
Noise and Nuisance Team, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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