The Soundtrack to Our Cities
Shaping Experiences of Place Through Sound
Do you listen to your city? Whether it’s a bird chirping on a neighborhood street, a train passing through town, or a car honking its horn, our auditory senses play a huge role in how we experience and navigate an urban environment. Focusing on the soundscape of cities can unlock this often forgotten layer of experience.
Analyzing a city through this lens can help us better monitor city activities and generate actionable insights for local governments to save resources and improve quality of life. The transformation of urban spaces as a result of social-distancing measures around the world, has already dramatically changed the soundtrack of our cities.
Which pieces of this new landscape should we hold onto and how can we ensure longevity through smart city technology in the future? This curated group of experts explore how we can leverage the positive outcomes of these changes to support quality of life, smarter acoustics, and reduce noise pollution in cities.
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