Impact of Landscape Elements in the Selected Soundscape of Urban Parks
Banu Chitra1, Minakshi Jain2, Faiz Ahmed Chundelli3

1Banu Chitra*, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India.
2Minakshi Jain, Director, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India.
3Faiz Ahmed Chundelli, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India.
Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 1507-1511 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7694038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7694.038620

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Abstract: Urban parks have always been considered as a pause from the urban environment. These parks have a high role in catering various comfort which serves as a place of relaxation for the users. Mostly these parks are designed in terms of visual aspects. People suffer the loss of opportunity in experiencing the sounds of these parks. Concerns pertaining to soundscape and its preferences in urban parks are yet to be explored much. In many context landscapes are designed and not soundscape. The emerging concept of soundscape need to be examined more. This paper brings the critical apprehension to understand the impact of selected landscape elements on the soundscape of urban parks. The study focus on understanding the significance of urban park soundscape, Role of tranquility in urban context, soundscape dimension in landscape, Influence of natural and manmade landscape features on soundscape perception and people’s perception on soundscape.
Keywords: Landscape, Soundscape, Urban Park Soundscape.
Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering.