Photo credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels by Arline L. Bronzaft, Ph.D., Board of Directors, GrowNYC, and Co-founder, The Quiet Coalition So many people, have become more aware of the intrusive sounds around them. Since we have been staying home more during the pandemic, and with many working from home, we have become more cognizant of
SC Freiburg are banned from hosting Bundesliga games at their new soccer stadium due to noise ordinance violations. Dr. Daniel Fink wishes similar noise laws existed here in the U.S.
Dr. Arline Bronzaft writes about an Indian study that looked at the environment near stone quarries during lockdown and found a big drop in noise and an increase in water and air quality.
Buildings are noisy because architects don't study sound, writes David Sykes. Few think about acoustic design, leaving us beautiful spaces that are uncomfortable and unwelcoming.
Is the pandemic causing a reduction in noise pollution? Dr. Arline Bronzaft says yes, but wonders whether post-pandemic efforts will be made to promote quiet.