Urban Sound Symposium

April 19-21, 2021

Plenary program overview

The symposium will take place on three days; each day is dedicated to a separate topic:

  • Monday, 19 April 2021: Impact of urban sound on life in the city
  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021: Techniques and technologies
  • Wednesday, 21 April 2021: Design and planning

The program of the symposium is shown below.

Monday, 19 April 2021 – Impact of urban sound on the life in the city


BrusselsBeijingNew YorkTitleSpeaker(s)Type
13:0020:0007:00Urban trends and their impact on soundscape
Dick Botteldooren, Arnaud CanKeynote
13:4520:4507:45Post-COVID19, a lasting effect on soundscape?Panel discussion
14:1521:1508:15Break, visit poster booths, meet
14:4521:4508:45Inequity in urban sound environmentIrene Van Kamp, Chau Chi KwanKeynote
15:1522:1509:15Self reported effects (sleep, annoyance, ...) and healthMark Brink, Danielle VienneauKeynote
16:0023:0010:00Break, visit poster booths, meet
16:3023:3010:30Public space soundscapes - three continents, three approachesSarah Payne, Jin Yong Jeon, Dan SteeleKeynote
17:1500:1511:15The world wide soundwalk: hands on exploring of the urban soundscapeHands on
18:0001:0012:00Social event

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 – Techniques and technologies


BrusselsBeijingNew YorkTitleSpeaker(s)Type
13:0020:0007:00Smart city sound monitoring and its applications
Juan Bello, Jacopo MartiniKeynote
13:4520:4507:45Break, visit poster booths, meet
14:1521:1508:15Virtual reality for urban soundJulien Maillard, Kurt Heutschi, Catherine GuastavinoKeynote
15:0022:0009:00Break, visit poster booths, meet
15:3022:3009:30Mapping and predictionPierre Aumond, Maarten Hornikx, André FiebigKeynote
16:1523:1510:15New approaches to noise reductionKiril Horoshenkov, Timothy Van Renterghem, Jian KangKeynote
17:0000:0011:00Break, visit poster booths, meet
17:1500:1511:15Densification of cities, the challenge for urban soundPanel discussion
18:0001:0012:00Social event

Wednesday, 21 April 2021 – Design and planning


BrusselsBeijingNew YorkTitleSpeaker(s)Type
13:0020:0007:00Urban planning: practicionner's experience with sound
Oscar Breugelmans, Deborah DelauneyKeynote
13:4520:4507:45Break, visit poster booths, meet
14:1521:1508:15Participatory approachesAntonella Radicchi, Lisa LaviaKeynote
15:0022:0009:00Raising awareness and educationPanel discussion
15:3022:3009:30Break, visit poster booths, meet
16:0023:0010:00Designing the public space sound environmentJordan Lacey, Gunnar Cerwen, Trond MaagKeynote
17:0000:0011:00Urban sound, quo vadis?Panel discussion
17:4500:4511:45Social event

Abstracts of invited talks

Soon to follow.

Organized by

Ghent University

Supported by

ASAsense