Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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75 Bay State Rd. Boston, MA 02215 



BU Initiative on Cities 
Boston University Initiative on Cities 

The Sounds of Boston and Beyond: Hearing the Sonic Dimension of Cities 

**REGISTRATION FOR THE SEMINAR IS CLOSED. To be added to the waitlist, please email us at ioc@bu.edu**

How does the urban sound environment influence how we use and understand cities? Noise can negatively impact our mental and physical health, but can sound also promote our sense of well-being? And what efforts have been done to shape and manage the future of urban sound?

Join the Initiative on Cities as we invite Erica Walker, founder of Noise and the City and the Community Noise Lab at Boston University, and Daniel Steele and Edda Bild, from Montreal’s Sounds in the City, to discuss their research and projects focused on urban sound.

Erica Walker
Boston University 

Edda Bild
University of Amsterdam

Daniel Steele
McGill University

BONUS EVENT: Boston soundwalk (9:45AM to 11:45AM)

Daniel Steele will host a soundwalk on the morning of the seminar, September 10. It will depart from the Symphony Hall and end at the Initiative on Cities (75 Bay State Rd.) in time for the seminar. The soundwalk is primarily an active listening activity. However, it will also feature approximately a dozen points of interest with different sound environments. At each point, some relevant acoustics principles and current research will be presented appropriate to the context. During our sound walk, we will use the NoiseScore Research App*, which will allow you to measure sound levels, rate your perception of them, and visualize your results in real-time.

No expertise in sound is required to participate in this event. The walk will be approximately 2 miles outdoors. Please wear appropriate attire. Please make sure to inform us of any special accommodations you may require.

Please arrive at Symphony Hall at 9:45 am sharp, as it may not be possible to join the group once they have departed. Detailed instructions will be emailed to registered participants.

To participate in this extra event, please sign up using this link: bit.ly/soundwalk-boston