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dc.contributor.authorHerranz-Pascual, Karmele
dc.contributor.authorAspuru, Itziar
dc.contributor.authorIraurgi, Ioseba
dc.contributor.authorSantander, Álvaro
dc.contributor.authorEguiguren, Jose Luis
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Igone
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-15T10:03:51Z
dc.date.available2019-04-15T10:03:51Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationHerranz-Pascual, Karmele, Itziar Aspuru, Ioseba Iraurgi, Álvaro Santander, Jose Luis Eguiguren, and Igone García. “Going Beyond Quietness: Determining the Emotionally Restorative Effect of Acoustic Environments in Urban Open Public Spaces.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16, no. 7 (April 10, 2019): 1284. doi:10.3390/ijerph16071284.en
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/703
dc.description.abstractThe capacity of natural settings to promote psychological restoration has attracted increasing research attention, especially with regards to the visual dimension. However, there is a need to extend these studies to urban settings, such as squares, parks or gardens, due to the global trend towards urbanisation, and to integrate the dimension of sound into landscape. Such was the main aim of this study, in which 53 participants assessed four public spaces in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) as part of the CITI-SENSE Project (137 observations were used for analysis). A smartphone application was used to simultaneously collect objective and subjective data. The results show that at the end of the urban environmental experience, there was a statistically significant reduction in negative emotions and perceived stress, and a slight increase in positive emotions. Emotional restoration was mainly associated with prior emotional states, but also with global environmental comfort and acoustic comfort. The soundscape characteristics that contributed to greater emotional restoration and a reduction in perceived stress were pleasantness, calm, fun and naturalness. Therefore, in agreement with previous research, the findings of the present study indicate that besides contributing to the quietness of the urban environment, the urban soundscape can promote psychological restoration in users of these spaces.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research formed part of the CITI-SENSE project funded under the European Union Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, grant agreement no 308524.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleGoing beyond Quietness: Determining the Emotionally Restorative Effect of Acoustic Environments in Urban Open Public Spacesen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph16071284en
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/308524/EU/Development of sensor-based Citizens' Observatory Community for improving quality of life in cities/CITI-SENSEen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsQuietnessen
dc.subject.keywordsSoundscapeen
dc.subject.keywordsPsychological restorationen
dc.subject.keywordsEmotionsen
dc.subject.keywordsAcoustic environmenten
dc.subject.keywordsUrban open public spacesen
dc.subject.keywordsUrban designen
dc.identifier.essn1660-4601en
dc.issue.number7en
dc.journal.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Healthen
dc.page.initial1284en
dc.volume.number16en


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