exploring the role of sound in natural and cultural environments

Tag: noise pollution

Positive Sound Design in Urban Soundscapes – Chicago Tribune

This week, Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic, Blair Kamin and I had a good chat about the positive role of sound in the design and experience of urban spaces. While noise problems at O’Hare Airport and Wrigley Field gain attention, we focused ways that sound reduces […]

JASA Call for Papers for a “Special Issue on Soundscape and its Applications”

The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) is seeking papers for a “Special Issue on Soundscape and its Applications.” Deadline: January 15, 2012 [Quoted from the call] The general topic of soundscape is recognized as one that has consistently generated new and innovative […]

“What If Sound Matters Too?” with Scott Bernstein, Center for Neighborhood Technology

7 PM, Wednesday September 21

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Columbia College, Basement, 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago IL 60605

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The Midwest Society Acoustic Ecology and Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics at Columbia College present Scott Bernstein, President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology. His presentation, titled What If Sound Matters Too?: Revisiting the Potential for Healthy Soundscape will be on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. Admission free.

Scott Bernstein is co-founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a 33 year-old Chicago-based national innovations center that promotes healthy and productive communities. CNT’s work applies geographic information to the redesign of urban and economic systems to help reveal, focus and better utilize local resources. CNT was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2009.
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A Soundwalk Idea for Chicago’s Bauhaus District by the Michael Reese Hospital Campus

MSAE member Dan Goston writes that the Michael Reese Hospital Campus is an unique piece of Chicago’s great architectural legacy located in its historic Bronzeville neighborhood. Tragically, and even absurdly, the MRH Campus faces what increasingly appears to be demolition by the City of Chicago in order to make for an uncertain future Olympic village. The Gropius in Chicago Coalition and other organizations is attempting to save the MRH. Dan concludes with a list of potential impacts that demolition will have upon the acoustic ecology of the city and region.