about

May 5, 2016

/ This website, in a nutshell!

This website is the work of Dr. Antonella Radicchi and it provides content related to her research projects and inherited activities conducted in Berlin and beyond, since 2016.

It is articulated in multiple sections.

  • The Hush City app page gives you information on the Hush City app: you can find here links to download the app on both iTunes and Google Play stores. Have you already downloaded the new version?
  • The Hush City map page displays the worldwide map of the quiet areas crowdsourced by the Hush City app’s users.
  • Research redirects you to main research projects, such as: the Hush City Mobile Lab, the Beyond the Noise and Sound and the Healthy City projects.
  • Blog is our blog page, where you can read our sonic bits and other amazing stories!
  • The Publications page informs you on the latest publications and the press coverage related to the Hush COty app and the open source soundscapes approach.
  • The Contact page tells you how to reach us out to say hello! We always value your feedback on our activities as well we are thrilled to initiate new collaborations worldwide.

/ Who we are

Dr. Radicchi’s expertise encompasses urban design and planning for health and well-being, soundscape research, quiet areas, soundwalks, citizen science mobile tools. In this regard, her ultimate goal is to make our cities quieter and healthy places to live.
She is currently soundscape scientist and HEAD-Genuit fellow at TU Berlin Institute of City & Regional Planning, where she has established and lead the Hush City Mobile Lab.
Dr. Radicchi is a registered architect and she holds a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Territorial Planning, with doctoral studies conducted at MIT (Cambridge, USA) and at the University of Firenze (IT).
Her research and professional work on soundscape has been widely awarded.
Most notably: the HEAD-Genuit research grant to set up the Hush City Mobile Lab at TU Berlin, the Ipodi-Marie Curie Fellowship, the nomination as Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year 2016 (finalist) for the Hush City project, the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, and the National Institute of Urbanism Award for the best Italian dissertation in urbanism, then published as a monograph. Her project, Toscana Sound Map, was commissioned for and exhibited at EXPO 2015 in Milan.
While combining professional and research practice, Dr. Radicchi has lectured extensively at the university level for ten years and participated in international conferences and symposiums. Dr. Radicchi also collaborates with the European Commission Executive Research Agency as an external expert evaluator and rapporteur in the framework of HORIZON 2020.

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