Rescheduled to Nov 16th NoiseScore talk and walking tour in Cambridge with Erica Walker
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PMAdd to Calendar
Gardiner Room, Fay House, Radcliffe Institute
In this brief talk, Dr. Walker will discuss the development of NoiseScore and how it can empower citizens to track and combat community noise issues. After the talk, Dr. Walker will lead a walking tour around the streets of Cambridge to demonstrate how NoiseScore can be used to map and analyze the urban soundscape of the Harvard campus.
Erica Walker is an environmental exposure scientist with research interests in community noise. Her primary work involves developing exposure metrics to better predict how community noise impacts human health. She is also dedicated to translating her research into a series of community noise advocacy tools. Dr. Walker has measured the sound levels and noise perception extensively in the Greater Boston Area and has documented her work via Noiseandthecity.org. Last year, she released Greater Boston’s first ever interactive community noise report (boston.noiseandthecity.org) and recently released NoiseScoreTM, a smartphone application funded by The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. NoiseScore allows users to objectively and subjectively describe their environmental soundscape and map their responses in real-time. Dr. Walker holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning from Tufts University and a doctorate in Environmental Health from The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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