How to deal with noisy neighbors during COVID? Avoid confrontation, says Dr. Arline Bronzaft, and remember that patience and understanding is key.
The urban soundscape during COVID is not just about new found quiet. Dr. Daniel Fink reviews an essay by Kate Wagner in which she discusses the tension between wanting urban quiet while supporting civil rights demonstrations.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about an Indian study that looked at the environment near stone quarries during lockdown and found a big drop in noise and an increase in water and air quality.
David Sykes writes that experts envision post-COVID cities without noise and pollution. But can cities stay cleaner and quieter post lockdown?
David Sykes wondered if anyone would take advantage of the pandemic-induced quiet for research purposes and was happy to hear about this young biologist studying birds and noise.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about the importance of reducing urban noise, noting that research shows that urban dwellers are suffering from the harmful effects of noise.