Welcome to noiseandthecity.org a website devoted to documenting the soundscape of urban life through real-time noise monitoring and community noise surveys. We aim to work towards gaining a better understanding of how community noise impacts human health.
ABOUT: Typing “noise” and any one or more of the following words –annoyance, stress, or quality of life–into a search engine will turn up an abundance of message boards, blogs, and YouTube videos detailing stories and CONTINUE READING >
Complete the online National Neighborhood Noise Survey HERE. The National Neighborhood Noise survey started as the Greater Boston Neighborhood Noise Survey, which was founded by Harvard T.H. Chan doctoral candidate, Erica Walker, in 2015. This original survey’s aim was to gather a better understanding of how urban residents perceived and responded to noise in the various neighborhoods in the City of Boston. After a successfully surveying in Boston, Erica decided to scale up her efforts and open up the survey to other cities across the nation MORE INFORMATION >