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Exploring Strategies for Soundscape Design in Landscape Architecture

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dc.contributor.advisor Paine, Cecelia TarBush, Emma 2017-05-08T20:00:28Z 2017-05-08T20:00:28Z 2017-04 2017-04-25 2017-05-08
dc.description.abstract Landscape architects have a visual approach to design and consequently, sonic environments are seldom acknowledged. This study aims to bring more awareness to the importance of the acoustic environment in landscape architectural practices. Steps for approaching soundscape design were devised through a literature review and a soundscape design for Day Park Beach, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The literature review provided context for the design by examining research related to sound. Data were collected through soundwalks, two focus groups, and on-site observations. Using a sound recorder, the researcher collected perceptions of three people residing in Cape Breton and six visitors regarding existing soundscapes during one day at Day Park Beach. Results show the importance of soundscape evaluation and the value of understanding the viewpoints of both residents and visitors during the design process. This thesis offers useful information for landscape architects interested in developing soundscape designs. en_US
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dc.subject soundscape en_US
dc.subject acoustic design en_US
dc.subject landscape architecture en_US
dc.subject soundwalks en_US
dc.subject perception en_US
dc.title Exploring Strategies for Soundscape Design in Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Landscape Architecture en_US Master of Landscape Architecture en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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