Antonella Radicchi

Antonella Radicchi

Architect and Urbanist, PhD

Hush City: the app to map and find quietness in cities!


The Hush City app’s logo (C) Antonella Radicchi 2017

Welcome to the Hush City app! 

With this free app, you are an active part of a citizen science research project to map and evaluate quietness in cities.

Our cities are becoming 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 to a few of us. By using this mobile app, you will contribute to making quietness available to all those appreciate it.

The Hush City app will help you to identify, access and evaluate “everyday quiet areas” in your neighborhoods. You can find places such as small, quiet spots where you can go to escape the city’s chaos, relax, read a book, play with your kids, and have a pleasant conversation. Chill out!

Join the community. It is simple.

  • Download the Hush City app
  • Go to one of your favorite quiet spots
  • Record the sound where you are in the quiet spot
  • Take a picture of the spot where you recorded the sound
  • Answer the questionnaire about this quiet spot
  • Share this information with your community.

Or, use the app to find a quiet spot near to you. Go to it and enjoy spending some time there.

Click here to download the Hush City app on iTunes store!
Click here to download the Hush City app on Google Play store!
Click here to download Hush City app’s User Guidelines!

Click here to download the Press Release &  here if you are curious to learn more about the Hush City’s theoretical framework and related projects under development.

Happy mapping 🙂