This webpage contains a selection of our scientific publications, international press coverage featuring Hush City, and additional soundscape and noise resources.

Scientific Publications (2017-2020):

  • Radicchi, A. (2020). ‘Are privately owned public spaces effective design and planning tools that can favor the creation of healthy, open spaces in contemporary cities? Notes from an empirical study in New York,’ in Talia M. (ed), La città contemporanea: un gigante dai piedi d’argilla. Proceedings of the International Conference Urbanpromo XVI edizione Progetti per il Paese. Planum Publisher, Roma-Milano, pp. 340-346. SBN 9788899237226.
  • Radicchi, A. (2020, in press). ‘Citizen science mobile apps for soundscape research and public space studies. Lessons learned from the Hush City project’ in Skarlatidou, A., Haklay, M. (eds) Geographical Citizen Science Design: No One Left Behind, UCL Press.
  • Radicchi A. et al. (2020, forthcoming). ‘Sound and the Healthy City.’ Leading Editorial of the special issue Sound and the Healthy City, Cities & Health Journal.
  • Radicchi A., et al. (eds). (2020, forthcoming). Sound & the Healthy City, special issue, Cities & Health Journal, Routledge Publisher
  • Hasegawa, Y., Lau S-K, Radicchi A. (2020). ‘Assessments of users’ living soundscapes in a tropical urban city exploring objective audio-visual components and subjective perceptions with the mobile application technology’. Proceedings of Internoise 2020 E-Congress, 23-26 August 2020, Seoul, South Korea
  • Radicchi, A. (accepted), ‘Combined Sound and Light Walks. A novel, mixed method to assess the sonic and light urban environment at night’, in Piga, B. E. A., Siret, D., Thibaud, J-P. (eds) Experiential Walks, Springer Int. Publisher.
  • Tsaligopoulos, A., Karapostoli, A., Radicchi, A., Economou, C., Kyvelou, S., Matsinos, Y. G. (2019). ‘Ecological Connectivity of Urban Quiet Areas: The Case of Mytilene, Greece’, Cities & Health Journal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1599093
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Soundwalking with children for a quieter and healthier city’, Cities & Health Journal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2019.1578455
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘The notion of soundscape in the realm of sensuous urbanism. A historical perspective’ in Wilson, A. (ed.) Sound Worlds from the Body to the City: Listen! Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publisher, pp. 99-125. ISBN: 978- 1527523883
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Hush City. From crowdsourced data to open source planning of quieter and healthier cities’, in Besters, M., Marrades Sempere, R., Kahne, J. (eds) OUR CITY? Countering Exclusion in Public Space, Placemaking Europe Publications, pp. 367-370. ISBN: 978-90-830089-0-5
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘A soundscape study in New York. Reflections on the application of standardized methods to study everyday quiet areas.’, Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics 2019, 9-13 September 2019, Aachen (DE). ISBN: 978-3-939296-15-7 – ISSN: 2226-7808 and 2415-1599
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Smart Citizens for Sound Cities’, INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings, InterNoise19, 17-19 June 2019, Madrid, Spain, pages 2995-3992, pp. 3987-3992(6). ISSN 0736-2935
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Mobile applications for environmental noise and soundscape evaluation’, INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings, InterNoise19, 17-19 June 2019, Madrid, Spain, pages 3993-4998, pp. 3993-4001(9). ISSN 0736-2935
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Untapping the potential of soundwalks as participatory methods for co-designing smart cities’, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 146 (4), 2873-2873, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5136971
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘Is a Noisy City Sustainable?’ in Beth, A. et al. (Eds.). Proceedings from EDRA 50: Sustainable urban environments. Brooklyn, NY: Environmental Design Research Association. https://cuny.manifoldapp.org/projects/edra-50-proceedings
  • Radicchi, A. (2019). ‘An experimental soundscape study, combining binaural recordings, in-situ questionnaires and behavioral mapping’, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145, p. 1753. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5101418
  • Dunbavin, P., Radicchi, A. (2018). ‘The Hush City project and its relevance to planning policy’, Acoustic Bulletin, 43(5), pp. 34-40. ISSN: 0308-437X
  • Luna, S. (with Gold, M., Albert, A., Ceccaroni, L., Claramunt, B., Danylo, O., Haklay, M., Kyba, C., Piera, J., Radicchi, A., Schade, S., Sturm, U.) (2018). ‘Developing mobile applications for environmental and biodiversity citizen science: considerations and recommendations’, in Joly, A., Vrochidis, S., Karatzas, K., Karppinen, A., Bonnet, P. (eds) Multimedia Technologies for Environmental & Biodiversity Informatics. Springer International Publishing, pp. 9-30. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76445-0_2
  • Radicchi, A. (2018). ‘Everyday quiet areas. What they mean and how they can be integrated in city planning processes’, INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings, InterNoise19, 26-29 August 2018, Chicago (USA), pages 2984 – 3995, pp. 3727-3735(9). ISSN 0736-2935
  • Radicchi, A. (2018). ‘From crowdsourced data to open source planning. The implementation of the Hush City app in Berlin’, INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings, InterNoise19, 26-29 August 2018, Chicago (USA), pages 2984 – 3995, pp. 3747-3754(8). ISSN 0736-2935
  • Radicchi, A. (2018). ‘The use of mobile applications in soundscape research: open questions in standardization”, Proceedings of EURONOISE 2018, 27-31 May 2018, Crete (G), pp. 2471-2478. ISSN: 2226-5147
  • Radicchi, A., Henckel, D. (2018). ‘Combined Sound- & Lightwalks. A perception-based method to analyze and evaluate the sonic and light environment of our cities at night’, Proceedings of EURONOISE 2018, 27-31 May 2018, Crete (G), pp. 2405-2410. ISSN: 2226-5147
  • Radicchi, A., Vida Manzano, J. (2018). ‘Soundscape evaluation of urban social spaces. A comparative study: Berlin-Granada’, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 144 (3), p. 1660. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5067408
  • Radicchi, A., Henckel, D., Memmel, M. (2017). ‘Citizens as smart, active sensors for a quiet and just city. The case of the “open source soundscapes” approach to identify, assess and plan “everyday quiet areas” in cities’, Noise Mapping, 4, pp. 104-122. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/noise-2017-0008
  • Radicchi, A. (2017). ‘A Pocket Guide to Soundwalking. Some introductory notes on its origin, established methods and four experimental variations’, in Besecke, A., Meier, J., Pätzold, R., Thomaier, S. (eds.) Perspectives on urban economics/ Stadtökonomie – Blickwinkel und Perspektiven. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, pp. 70-73. ISBN: 978-3-7983-2919-5
  • Radicchi, A. (2017). ‘Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes. A mixed methodology to analyse, evaluate and plan “everyday” quiet areas’, Proc. Mtgs. Acoust., 30, 040005. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000565
  • Radicchi, A. (2017). ‘The HUSH CITY app. A new mobile application to crowdsource and assess “everyday quiet areas” in cities’, Invisible Places. Sound, Urbanism and the Sense of Place, Proceedings of the International Conference Invisible Places, São Miguel Island, Azores, pp. 511-528. e-ISBN: 978-989-746- 129-3
  • Radicchi, A. (2017). ‘Quietness as a commons: Integrating soundscape in urban planning for the environmentally just city’, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142 (4), p. 2671.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5014731
  • Full List of Scientific Publications of Dr. Arch. Antonella Radicchi is available here.

Selected International Press Coverage: 

  • Will the world be quieter after the pandemic?
    BBC article | June 17 2020
  • Con la fine della quarantena è tornato il rumore, ed è un problema
    WIRED Italia | May 26 2020
  • The world is getting noisier, and it’s affecting our health. How much will people pay for silence?
    The Globe and Mail | January 2020
  • Why Everything Is Getting Louder
    The Atlantic | November 2019
  • It’s not just the air we’re polluting…
    World Economic Forum | October 29 2019
  • Ssssh: As cities surge, some seek a new aim – peace and quiet
    This is Place | October 18 2019
  • Urban humans: Cities go up, down and high-tech to combat rising threats
    Thomson Reuters Foundation | October 16 2019
    LaSalle | October 3 2019
  • Aplicativo mapeia os melhores lugares para relaxar na cidade
    Casa Vogue | September 27 2019
  • Stille Orte in der Stadt bewerten
    Deutschlandfunk | September 22 2019
  • Noise vs. Sound
    Citylab Navigator | June 28 2019
  • My Quixotic Quest for Quiet in New York City
    Citylab | June 21 2019
  • For children in the city, how loud is too loud?
    WHYY | June 18 2019
  • Die Stadt im Ohr
    Berlin to go | June 2019
  • Wie aus Bürgern Wissenschaftler werden
    Der Spiegel | March 11 2019
  • Why noise pollution is so harmful?
    Deutsch Welle TV program | February 11 2019
  • Eine App gegen den Lärm (TV program featuring the Hush City project)
    rbb Abendschau | August 24 2018
  • Intervista con Antonella Radicchi (Radio program featuring the Hush City project)
    COSMO Radio Colonia | August 18 2018
  • Auf der Suche nach stillen Orten in der Großstadt
    Deutschlandfunk radio | July 11 2018
  • These scientists think peace and quiet should be a human right
    Popular science | March 8 2018
  • Wo findet man am 23.12. Stille/Ruhe in Berlin?
    Kulturradio rbb | December 23 2017
  • Ruhe, große Stadt
    Süddeutsche Zeitung | December 22 2017
  • Die große Sehnsucht nach Stille
    FOCUS | November 2017
  • Unsere Stadt soll ruhiger werden
    Rbb24 | August 16 2017
  • Ruhige Orte in der Stadt finden
    Deutschlandfunk Kultur | August 7 2017
  • Die “Hush City”-App: Wo im Kiez sind ruhige Orte?
    Kulturradio RBB | July 27 2017
  • Berlins stille Örtchen
    Berliner Kourier | July 27 2017
  • Kurz mal Ruhe, bitte!
    Berliner Zeitung | July 27 2017
  • Such die Ruhe
    Deutschlandfunknova | July 24 2017
  • Jenseits vom Lärm
    TU Intern Magazine no. 7-9 | July-September 2017
  • Full International Press Coverage is available here.

Additional Soundscape and Noise Resources: