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The Landscape: Quiet Places
Metroscape
  • Elizabeth Mylott, Portland State University
  • Kenya D. Williams, Portland State University
Published In
Metroscape
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-2007
Subjects
  • Public spaces -- Oregon -- Portland,
  • Urban noise,
  • City planning -- Oregon -- Portland
Abstract

How does sound affect the urban experience? Recently, acoustics ecologists who study relationships among human beings, communities, and environments have been drawing attention to the potential adverse and pleasurable effects of aural surroundings on physical and behavioral responses. Such reactions to soundscapes are often unnoticed due to passive hearing versus active listening. Cities are often dismissed as loud areas with noisy and annoying soundscapes. However, some parks and gardens within cities are designed, at least in part, for calm and quiet.

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Originally appeared in the Summer 2007 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16042
Citation Information
Elizabeth Mylott and Kenya D. Williams. "The Landscape: Quiet Places" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/elizabeth_morehead/21/