Many of us could use more quiet in our lives. Some of us have forgotten what “quiet” is even like.
Residents of Brighton, Edinburgh and Sheffield are being invited to identify outdoor places they feel are quiet, calm or tranquil as part of a project to tackle the effects of noise pollution on health.
Project Destress, run by researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, will use the data to develop an interactive tool which will be available to the public. It will help map the health outcomes that are associated with particular soundscapes and help in designing spaces of peace and calm in cities.