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.
Dr. Daniel Fink recommends Emma Beddington’s essay on her search for a noise-free life. We can deal with noise, he notes, but reducing it at its source is best.
David Sykes tells us about a fascinating essay on the value of sudden quiet. MIT physicist Alan Lightman says it gives us a chance to think about who we are.