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Natural Ventilation-Enabling Noise Reduction Facilities for Building Applications

Dear Colleagues,

Ground traffic is very often one of the major sources of noise pollution in an urbanized high-rise city. In order to limit the exposure of the residents to excessive traffic noise, various noise mitigation measures have been adopted. However, during the global urban redevelopment process, noise reduction facilities applicable in compact regions and in concord with sustainable city concept gain more and more attentions. More discussion is contained in my Editorial for this themed issue, which aims to collect a series of studies or discussions that endeavor to (1) improve sound insulation without jeopardizing natural ventilation effectiveness or vice versa; or (2) improve both sound insulation and natural ventilation effectiveness at the same time.

Topics include but are not limited to sound insulation and natural ventilation, room noise control, environmental noise control, etc. We are welcoming submissions of original research and review articles as well as discussions related to these topics.

Professor Shiu-Keung Tang

Guest Editor

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2019

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Med One and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Perspectives. There are no word limits for each article type. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for approval.

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Guest Editor

  • Professor Shiu-keung Tang

    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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