The Science of Sound in the City


I think I've harped on before about the importance of sound in the City. I'd previously thought however, that the sound of nature, the sound of birds and trees, is 'good sound' and the sound of the noisy city and angry neighbours is 'bad sound'. But this article at the Atlantic makes an intersting case for the importance of all types of sounds as an important part of our experience of the City.

Who lives in an apartment in Melbourne? I'd be interested to hear your experience of sound issues below. With Melbourne densifying so rapidly, I can't shake the idea that acoustic privacy is as crucial as inter-visibility issues, yet barely given any thought.

Either way, read on at the Atlantic.

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