/ 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 (from 20169.

It is articulated in multiple sections.

  • The Hush City app page gives you information on the free, citizen science Hush City app: 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 Dr’Radicchi main research projects, such as: the Hush City Mobile Lab (2018-2020), the Beyond the Noise (2016-2018) and Sound and the Healthy City (2018-2021) projects.
  • Blog is a web page, where you can read newsletters and blog post featuring research and dissemination activities.
  • The Resources webpage contains a selection of scientific publications and international press coverage featuring Hush City, and additional soundscape and noise resources.
  • The Contact page tells you how to reach out Dr. Radicchi. We always value your feedback on our activities and we are thrilled to initiate new collaborations worldwide.

/ Who we are

Dr Radicchi is currently a Senior Research Associate at the TU Berlin Institute of City and Regional Planning, where she is the Principal Investigator of the Hush City project. Since 2017, she has been the inventor and curator of Hush City, a citizen science app to identify, map and assess urban quiet areas, currently used worldwide and awarded with two international prizes: the 2016 Falling Walls Young Innovator of the Year (finalist) and the 2019 BLOXHUB PRIX – Category Excellence (honorary mention). Dr Radicchi was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning in Cambridge, Boston, a Post-Doctoral Marie Curie-Ipodi Fellow at the TU Berlin, and HEAD-Genuit Senior Research Fellow at the TU Berlin and at the New York University in New York.
Since 2006, she has conducted professional and scientific advisory work for different stakeholders, including the Berlin City Council, the European Commission Research Executive Agency, the Venice Biennial Foundation, the Italian National Institute of Architecture. She has lectured at the university level for over 10 years in the fields of environmental sustainability, sensory and soundscape urbanism, citizen science mobile technology, and has participated in international conferences as an invited speaker. Her research and professional work has been internationally awarded. Inter alia: the HEAD-Genuit Foundation Research Grant, the Marie Curie-Ipodi Fellowship, the Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, and the 2010 National Institute of Urbanism Award for the Best Italian Dissertation in Urbanism, subsequently published as a monograph.

Dr Radicchi is a licensed architect and holds a PhD in Urban Design and Territorial Planning, with doctoral studies conducted at MIT (Cambridge, USA) and at the University of Firenze (IT).

Principal Fields of Interests: public spaces, sustainability and urban renewal, healthy cities, sensory urbanism, participation, citizen science mobile technology and citizen-generated data.

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