Scientific advisory activities on urban quiet areas and participatory methods & tools were conducted for the Berlin Senate (Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection), within the context of the preparatory work for the Berlin Plan of Quiet Areas (2018-2023).
1) the free mobile application Hush City was used to favour the mapping of everyday quiet areas in the participatory campaign “Berlin wird leiser” preparatory to the Berlin Plan of Quiet Areas (2018-2023);
2) two public Hush City soundwalks were conducted so as to involve citizens, public officials and experts in the evaluation and mapping of everyday quiet areas in two neighbourhoods of Berlin: in Altstadt Köpenick (on May 16th, 2018) and in Mitte, Pankstrasse area (on September 11th, 2018).
– Radicchi, A. (2019). The Hush City approach to everyday quiet areas. Criteria and recommendations for the Berlin Plan of Quiet Areas (2018-2023). Berlino: Technical University of Berlin.
– Berlin Senate (2019). Berlin Noise Action Plan 2018-2023, Berlin, pp. 18, 436, 456-500.
Municipality of Berlin, Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection