Soundscape in Action

The Application of Soundscape in Welsh Government National Policy and Authorities in the UK

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Meet the Speaker

Lisa Lavia

Lisa Lavia is managing director of the Noise Abatement Society (NAS) in the UK and a PhD candidate at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. Lisa is conducting research on soundscape, aviation noise, non-acoustic factors and UK policy. Lisa specialises in soundscape, community engagement and policy and is a member of the UK Institute of Acoustics; the British Standards Institution EH 1_2 and EH 1_3 committees on Transportation Noise and Residential and Industrial Noise, respectively; and several ISO committees including ISO TC43/SC1/WG54 on Soundscape. Lisa is advising the Welsh Government on their soundscape policy, continuing her soundscape consultancy with other city authorities. The NAS is the only registered charity/NGO in the UK focussed solely on reducing the impacts of noise pollution for the public beneift. NAS works with all stakeholders – including policy makers, industry, academia and citizens – to find practical, sustainable, evidence based and innovative solutions to noise problems. NAS’ work includes the UK’s only national free advice noise helpline; the Love Your Ears cmpaign to edcuate young people regarding the dangers of premature hearing lossl the John Connell Awards, held annually for nearly two decades, recognising best practice noise and soundscape soltuions; Furture Sound Foundation, working with ISO and BSI standards committees to develop soundscape standards and research; and launching Quiet Mark in 2012 (now and independent company associated with the NAS).

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