Vol 7 No 1 (2020)
Articles

Design Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Visual and Noise Pollution in Urban Areas

Sritharan Sahana
Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Sacthivel Karthigayini
Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Published July 28, 2020
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Keywords
  • Noise pollution, Visual pollution, Design strategies, Town planning, Noise barriers, Green ways.
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Sahana, S., & Karthigayini, S. (2020). Design Strategies to Reduce the Impact of Visual and Noise Pollution in Urban Areas. Asian Review of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 7(1), 67-71. https://doi.org/10.20448/journal.506.2020.71.67.71

Abstract

Noise and visual pollution are major arising pollution in the world. These types of pollution cause negative impacts on the inhabitants of the inbuilt environment or on the outside communities. Visual pollution affects the overall wellbeing of the community and retards quality of life. Moreover, noise pollution arises mainly from transportation, construction, industrialization and electronic equipment or tools. This study was carried out to mitigate the noise and visual pollution by proposing basic design strategies that can be applicable anywhere. Proper town and building planning could be a better option with noise tolerant buildings and noise barriers. In addition, building designs and selection of suitable construction materials also have to be considered in mitigating noise and visual pollution. However, it is mainly the responsibility of the decision makers of the society to make the development look and feel better as well as of the designers and planners to implement proper methods to ensure that the community fits the regulations.

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