The urban soundscape during COVID

The urban soundscape during COVID

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

Harmful transit noise can be reduced

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.

The importance of reducing urban noise

The importance of reducing urban 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.

How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

How the lockdown allows us to hear nature

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

A quieter world is possible

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.

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