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Urban Noise

Blog post
January 25, 2018, 5am PST
The hustle and bustle of cities are part of the appeal, but too much noise is unhealthy. Planners can help control the problem of noise in the city.
Kayla Matthews
April 3, 2017, 5am PDT
A new tool from the Department of Transportation maps all the noise created by traffic nationwide.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 27, 2017, 8am PST
One man's noise pollution is another man's symphony.
September 3, 2016, 9am PDT
BART trains have always made a lot of noise—impacting riders and the people who live along the regional system's routes. Now there's hope that the racket could be a thing of the past.
April 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Chatty Maps break down the sound profile of cities.
Digital Trends
Blog post
June 3, 2015, 2pm PDT
Planners can use building codes and design review to protect city apartments from internal and external sources of noise.
Linda Day
March 26, 2012, 2pm PDT
Emily Badger, examines the efforts of researchers and engineers to design quieter cities, which will be necessary to overcome barriers to city living.
The Atlantic Cities