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November 1, 2014, 9am PDT
For the first time, researchers were able to detect the vibrations created by human transportation systems.
Popular Science
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
April 28, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new website offers a compelling way to understand cities through sound. It combines audio feeds from city police radios with ambient music.
99% Invisible
January 31, 2011, 5am PST
The mayor of the small town of Lancaster, California, has proposed broadcasting recordings of bird noises along one of the city's main streets to "make people happier".
August 3, 2010, 1pm PDT
Cities make more sounds than just cars driving by or factories humming. Trevor Cox says we should embrace the subtle sounds of cities, and update our urban design to make sure we can.
New Scientist