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What should a city sound like?


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18:30 - 20:00


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Sheffield Peace Garden. Image credit: Östen Axelsson.

Listen to the audio recording of this event to discover how psychology, acoustics and urban planning collide in the emerging field of soundscape design.

Discover a world where sound, not vision, is the foundation on which we build our cities and find out how it's influencing the urban spaces of the future.

Speaker: Dr Östen Axelsson, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University

Host: Dr Ann Grand, University of the West of England

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The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK