Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Li, Chuo

Committee Member

Fulford, Charles Taze, III

Committee Member

Seymour, Michael

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Landscape Architecture

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department

Department of Landscape Architecture

Abstract

The term soundscape, used for the first time at the end of 1970s, refers to the sum of the sounds that can be heard and perceived by people in a specific environment. The concept of soundscape has recently received attention in planning and design disciplines. Recent studies on soundscape have shown that the acoustic environment plays an important role for the comfort of site users. Hence, this research investigates how objective measurement of soundscape might be different from subjective perceptions of users in the Mississippi State University Campus as a public open space due to demographic and climatic variations. The public open spaces studied in the Mississippi State University Campus include four locations: the Mitchell Memorial Library, the Colvard Student Union, the Bell Island, and the Sanderson Center. These locations were evaluated through objective measurement, and subjective evaluation.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18662

Comments

acoustic comfort||soundscape||urban design||sound preference

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