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Progress in soundscape research requires a common agenda
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Program abstracts of the 162nd meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, 2011, 2495-2495 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
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It is commonly believed that progress and success in any field requires competition. This is probably true, but this belief implies that all competitors have a common view on the objectives. There would not be much competition if all parties ran off in opposite directions, striving to achieve different goals. Nor would it lead to much progress. The present session calls for networking and international collaboration in soundscape research. For such collaboration to be successful, it is critical to agree on a common agenda; a mission; an objective. Recent development in soundscape research makes evident that the objective must be practical and applicable. Our minds must be set to implementing soundscape research in practice to avoid exhausting academic debates, which tend to be ends in themselves and do not contribute to progress. Two excellent, recent examples of international collaboration in soundscape research, contributing to progress, are ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 54 and the European COST Action TD0804 “Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes.” Both illustrate the need for international and interdisciplinary collaboration among acousticians, architects, and urban planners to accelerate progress in soundscape research. The present paper presents possible topics for a common agenda in soundscape research.

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2011. 2495-2495 p.
, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ISSN 0001-4966 ; 130(4)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69350DOI: diva2:476244
162nd meeting of The Acoustical Society of America
Available from: 2012-01-11 Created: 2012-01-11 Last updated: 2012-05-18Bibliographically approved

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