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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloAcoustic, visual and spatial indicators for the description of the soundscape of waterfront areas with and without road traffic flow
Anno di pubblicazione2016
Autore/iPuyana Romero V. (1), Maffei L. (1), Brambilla G. (2), Ciaburro G. (1)
Affiliazioni autori(1) Department of Architecture and Industrial Design, Seconda Università Degli Studi di Napoli, Via San Lorenzo, Abazia di San Lorenzo, Aversa 81031, Italy (2) CNR-IDASC
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  • inglese
AbstractHigh flows of road traffic noise in urban agglomerations can negatively affect the livability of squares and parks located at the neighborhood, district and city levels, therefore pushing anyone who wants to enjoy calmer, quieter areas to move to non-urban parks. Due to the distances between these areas, it is not possible to go as regularly as would be necessary to satisfy any needs. Even if cities are densely populated, the presence of a sea or riverfront offers the possibility of large restorative places, or at least with potential features for being the natural core of an urban nucleus after a renewal intervention. This study evaluates the soundscape of the Naples waterfront, presenting an overview of the most significant visual, acoustic and spatial factors related to the pedestrian areas, as well as areas open to road traffic and others where the road traffic is limited. The factors were chosen with feature selection methods and artificial neural networks. The results show how certain factors, such as the perimeter between the water and promenade, the visibility of the sea or the density of green areas, can affect the perception of the soundscape quality in the areas with road traffic. In the pedestrian areas, acoustic factors, such as loudness or the A-weighted sound level exceeded for 10% of the measurement duration (LA10), influence the perceived quality of the soundscape.
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Pagine a19
Pagine totali19
RivistaInternational journal of environmental research and public health (Print)
Attiva dal 2004
Editore: MDPI, - Basel
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 1661-7827
Titolo chiave: International journal of environmental research and public health (Print)
Titolo proprio: International journal of environmental research and public health. (Print)
Titolo abbreviato: Int. j. environ. res. public health (Print)
Numero volume della rivista13
Fascicolo della rivista934
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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Parole chiavewaterfront; calm area; soundscape; neural network; traffic noise
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Data di accettazione25/08/2016
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Strutture CNR
  • IDASC — Istituto di Acustica e Sensoristica "Orso Mario Corbino"
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