Soundscape Workshop – Overcoming Traditional Acoustic Challenges to Urban Planning and Development

Posted in Events, Noise

  • June 25, 2019 — June 25, 2019
  • 9:00 — 16:00
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  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, 15 Hatfields, Chadwick Court, LONDON SE1 8DJ

Event description: Soundscape practice for environmental acoustics offers a variety of ways to supplement traditional acoustic engineering practices and community engagement. This event will explore the practical application of soundscape principles and technology being used in real-world projects, and the application of soundscape research to ongoing and future work.

Who should attend: acousticians, environmental health practitioners, consultants, architects, planners, public health practitioners, academics interested in research-to-practice

Benefits of attending:

You will leave equipped with knowledge about the practical application of soundscape in the built environment.  This will enable you to tackle noise problems from an entirely different perspective, and understand the implications of context in noise impact assessments.

There will be opportunities to explore Knowledge Transfer Partnerships http://ktp.innovateuk.org/ to promote funded collaboration between industry and academia to drive innovation, knowledge exchange and commercial outcomes.

To register go to the IoA registration site.

Programme

Part One – Soundscape Overview and Theory.

The emerging field of applied soundscape practice and its importance in enabling both noise producing and sound sensitive development within a thriving,sustainable economy for British industry and competitiveness

Part Two – Methods, Case Studies and Tools.

Good practice examples of soundscape principles in the built environment to overcome traditional acoustic problems

Part Three – Workshops.

Consider soundscape tools in practice, working in small groups with expert facilitators.  Identify priorities for further skills required.  Opportunities for collaboration, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and next steps

Confirmed speakers from Arup; UK Acoustics Network, Institute of Acoustics, Association of Noise Consultants, Highways England, National Grid, University College London, Aecom, Ghent University, Noise Abatement Society, Apex Acoustics, British Standards Institution

Exhibition:    Sound demonstrations; Posters

Full programme is available via this link.

Sponsors:    UK Acoustics Network, Institute of Acoustics, University College London, Noise Abatement Society, Apex Acoustics, Association of Noise Consultants, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health