Using Virtual Reality for assessing the role of noise in the audio-visual design of an urban public space

Using Virtual Reality for assessing the role of noise in the audio-visual design of an urban... •A new method for comparing the quality of future urban renovations is proposed.•Noise affects the overall pleasantness of public space even in unattended experience.•Pleasantness is slightly reduced under informed conditions.•The visual design of a noise barrier can be more effective than increasing its height.•Vegetated visual designs are rated most pleasant for a bridge giving access to a park. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier

Using Virtual Reality for assessing the role of noise in the audio-visual design of an urban public space

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0169-2046
eISSN
1872-6062
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.05.018
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Abstract

•A new method for comparing the quality of future urban renovations is proposed.•Noise affects the overall pleasantness of public space even in unattended experience.•Pleasantness is slightly reduced under informed conditions.•The visual design of a noise barrier can be more effective than increasing its height.•Vegetated visual designs are rated most pleasant for a bridge giving access to a park.

Journal

Landscape and Urban PlanningElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 2017

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