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COST Brighton Soundscape Workshop 2012

COST Brighton Workshop -

Sounding Brighton - Exploring practical methods for assessing and improving soundscapes

Date and time:

18-19 June 2012


Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JA, UK


A meeting of the COST Network will take place on 18 & 19 June 2012 at Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JA. The workshop will explore using sound as a 'resource' rather than avoiding noise as 'waste' and will be orientated towards practical methods for assessing and improving soundscapes. Spaces are limited and entry is strictly by invitation only. All attendees *must* register beforehand for security reasons; and confirmation of availability will be sent by return. The meeting is very kindly hosted by COST Action TD0804, Brighton and Hove City Council and the Noise Abatement Society.

The workshop will facilitate exchange and outreach between international soundscape experts involved in the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) network, the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) Working Group 54 on Soundscapes, EUROCITIES Working Group Noise, policy makers, local people and organisations. The Workshop's primary focus is on soundscape issues related to health, quality of life and restorative functions of the environment. The event provides the opportunity to raise awareness and promote communication on soundscapes among the general public, stakeholders and those involved in policy, including encouraging exploration of new ways of listening in and to local soundscapes, and new ways of tackling noise and improving local soundscape quality.

The workshop provides opportunities to discuss how soundscape concepts might, alongside tackling conventional noise problems, contribute to planning and environmental improvement in a range of areas, locally as well as in other cities.

Workshop Agenda

For workshop presentations:

Workshop Presentations (Members Only)


The Soundscape Think Tank - Capri 2011

COST TUD0804 Think Tank

Soundscape – A part of the cultural heritage

Date and time:

10-11 October 2011


Capri, Italy

Issues to be addressed:

•Can we draft guidelines?

•What conflicts can we expect? How can we deal with them?

•First experiences and best practices

•Soundscape heritage – what to do?(buildings or open areas)?

•Why preserve the soundscape in historical/cultural areas

Programme and Presentations

For programme and minutes please visit the Members Area, Events and Minutes section.


COST Action - Training School 2011

Cost TD0804: Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes


COST Action - Training School 2011

Title: Application of Soundscape Measurement, Analysis and Evaluation

Name and address of affiliation of host:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Genuit

HEAD acoustics GmbH
Ebertstr. 30a
52134 Herzogenrath

Period to host a Training School:

Monday July 11th to Friday July 15th 2011

Teaching Team:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Genuit
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp, TU Berlin, Germany
André Fiebig MA, HEAD acoustics GmbH

For more details please download the Training Agenda.


COST Brighton Soundscape Workshop 2011


Cost TD0804: Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes presents

Workshop on General Policy Approaches in Soundscape Implementation


Date and time:

6-7 April 2011


Brighton, UK

More Details:

Workshop Agenda


The space is limited to 80, please register via sending email to:

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Workshop Outcomes:

Luigi Maffei

Soundscape approaches, including guidelines in soundscape heritages and tourism, drawing on experience in the historical town of Napoli.

Harry Witchel

Sound and Social Territory – Local Soundscape and Social Cohesion.

Peter Lercher

Health related quality of life & Environmental QoLin soundscape research and implementation.

Jian Kang and YY Hao

Waterscape and soundscape in Sheffield - Role in urban centre regeneration, and subjective evaluation.

For more presentations:

Workshop Minutes (Members Only)

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