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The effectiveness of soundscape for a pleasant environment

Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim and Ismail, Muhamad Amirulaizat (2016) The effectiveness of soundscape for a pleasant environment. In: Undergraduate and Postgraduate Landscape Seminar (UMRAN 2016): Towards Trancendent Environment, 25th April 2016, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The concern on quality of soundscape has greater impact to urban environment around the globe. This paper presents a research on the effectiveness of soundscape in creating a pleasant environment which brings the idea of the soundscape, the collection of type and characteristic of sounds that emanate from natural landscapes and manmade features into a research and application focus. Thus, the aim of the paper is to provide attractive and effective soundscape to create a pleasant environment in urban area. This research argues what are the factors that influence pleasant soundscape environment. There are two urban parks around Kuala Lumpur have been selected as place of observation. Data gathered under the under the literature review and the observation during soundwalks. The results have presented that both sites need to promote sound enhancements to provide a better environment for users as well as encourage them to make their activities and attract more users to utilize the area. Therefore, a good quality of soundscape would encourage public user to have their leisure activities as well as living in healthy conditions as well as having pleasant environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3306/56191
Uncontrolled Keywords: soundscapes, acoustic sound, soundscape ecology, soundmarks, soundwalks and landscape sound.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: DR ZAINUL MUKRIM BAHARUDDIN
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 11:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 11:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/56191

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