05/05/2016

about

/ 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: here you can find 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 and we are thrilled to initiate new collaborations worldwide.

/ Who we are

Dr. Radicchi’s expertise encompasses cities, integrated urban design and planning, soundscape research, environmental noise and quiet areas, urban commons, qualitative research methods, participatory practices and tools, like soundwalks and the citizen science Hush City app.
Her ultimate goal is to make our cities quieter and healthier places to live in.
She is currently a senior researcher and a HEAD-Genuit Foundation fellow at TU Berlin Institute of City & Regional Planning, where she leads 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 Foundation 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 urban design and planning, then published as a monograph. Her project, Toscana Sound Map, was commissioned for and exhibited at EXPO Milan 2015.
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 Research Executive Agency as an external expert evaluator and rapporteur wothin the framework of HORIZON 2020.

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