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.
Harmful transit noise can be reduced, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft. In a case in which people say train noise has disrupted their lives, she asks if the railroad has done anything to mitigate the noise.
Gordon Hempton launches Quiet Parks International, and The Quiet Coalition’s co-founder, Dr. Arline Bronzaft, will serve on the group’s advisory board.
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.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes the lockdown is allowing us to hear nature. Given that loud urban noise negatively affects our health, its decrease is a good thing in this otherwise anxious time.
A quieter world is possible, writes Dr. Arline Bronzaft. She asks if once the pandemic passes whether people will remember the comfort that quiet brings to their lives.