The influence of soundscape on the touristsí environmental quality perception in urban areas

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Virginia Puyana Romero

Department of Architecture and Industrial Design

Tuesday 2 june, 2015, 14:40 - 15:00

0.3 Copenhagen (49)

The tourism plays an important role on the economy of many cities around the world. The environmental quality improvement can be one of the aspects used by stakeholders to make these places more attractive for tourists, despite their stay is usually limited in time. Different factors can influence the subjective evaluation of the environmental quality in an urban context, like the security, the cleanliness or the soundscape. High variability in the environmental quality appraisals are usually observed, as they depend on several aspects like the motivation of the visit, the provenance or the expectation of the subjects. A methodology for the classification of areas and the definition of models for the evaluation of the environmental quality and the soundscape quality was proposed in a previous study carried out along the seafront of Naples. The aim of this paper is to go deeper into the study of this methodology, offering an approach to the environmental and soundscape quality perception from the point of view of tourist in comparison with the one of daily users. Further data collected in a survey performed along the seafront of Naples during July and August 2014 will be included in the previous dataset and will be analyzed.

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