Soundscape

November 4, 2014, 9am PST
Henry Grabar writes of the movement to design better sounds for urban environments.
Salon
October 27, 2013, 5am PDT
"The Roaring 'Twenties", an interactive soundscape created by a historian of sound, technology and cultures of listening at Princeton, seeks to immerse people in the sounds of 1929 New York City, and demonstrate that noise pollution is nothing new.
The New York Times
March 7, 2012, 10am PST
Chuck Wolfe outlines the importance of soundscapes to cities past, present and future, and describes efforts to both document urban sounds and use sound as a planning tool.
The Atlantic Cities
Blog post
June 11, 2007, 10pm PDT

For the last couple of years I have been tracking decision support tools that bring audio into the planning process. At our PLACEMATTERS06 conference, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH) demonstrated their suite of acoustical environmental tools for planning, including a simple online soundbuilder enabling visitors to create  different mixes with several sound overlays.

Ken Snyder