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Background

Sound is one of our valuable resources and may vary, diminish or even disappear as the development goes on. The Hong Kong Soundscape – A Sound Map Creation Competition is one of the activities in celebration of the Institute’s 25th anniversary in 2018. It serves to create a sound library with the general public and to encourage preservation of soundmark and sound from the place we live.

Through the Competition, we hope to educate the general public on treating sound as resources instead of waste and to generate innovative ideas of urban planning and design approach to improve the overall soundscape in Hong Kong. It is not only a public education campaign and engagement exercise, but also a small research project which we hope could lay the ground work for future policy discussion regarding incorporating soundscape design into urban planning for community wellness.

Objectives

To raise public awareness of soundscape in Hong Kong and its benefits as an essential element to distinguish and characterize places as well as to provide a restorative living environment

To create a sound map for Hong Kong for public education, tourism promotion and promotion of nature conservation

To advocate the idea of treating sound as resources and the importance of ambient sound environment

To encourage preservation of soundmark and sound from community and local cultural activities by creating a sound library

To generate innovative ideas of urban planning and design approach to improve the overall soundscape in Hong Kong