Hush City: the app to find and map the quietness around you!
This app will help you find the quiet spots in your neighbourhood where you can relax, enjoy time with your kids or simply have a peaceful conversation. Enjoy slowing down!
Joining the community is simple. • Go to your favourite quiet spot • Record its sounds • Take a picture of it • Review it • Share it with others
Or find a quiet spot near you at any time, by using the app. Go to it and enjoy the quietness.
With this app, you are an active part of worldwide research to map quietness in cities. Our cities have become increasingly noisier by the hour. Only in Europe, over 125 million people are affected by noise pollution from traffic every year, and apparently, quietness is becoming a luxury available only for a few of us. With Hush City quietness is available for all those who appreciate it.
You can learn more about the project at www.opensourcesoundscapes.org: where citizen science meets soundscape research.
Please be aware that noise levels measured by the mobile app, may not be entirely accurate, depending on which smartphones are used, weather conditions and other factors.
Project Credits The HUSH CITY mobile app is part of the research project: “Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes” currently under development by Dr. Antonella Radicchi at Technical University of Berlin. Project Supervisors: Professor Dr. Dietrich Henckel (Technical University of Berlin), M.A. Jörg Kaptain (Berlin Senate, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection). Acoustic Consultants: Professor Michael Jäcker-Cüppers (Technical University of Berlin), Dipl. Ing. Manuel Frost (Berlin Senate, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection), Dipl. Ing. Mattia Cobianchi (Bowers & Wilkins, UK). Software Development: QUERTEX GmbH (GER) in cooperation with EdgeWorks Software Ltd.
Acknowledgments The HUSH CITY mobile app was derived from the concept of the HUSH EXPO app envisioned by Antonella Radicchi for the EXPO Milan 2015. The HUSH EXPO mobile app’s user interface was designed by Antonella Radicchi in collaboration with Roberto Lombardo. The project: “Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes” has received funding from the IPODI-Marie Curie Fellowship – People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement no. 600209 (TU Berlin/IPODI).