NYU Launches Research Initiative to Combat NYC Noise Pollution

“Noise pollution is one of the topmost quality of life issues for urban residents in the U.S. with proven effects on health, education, the economy, and the environment,” said Juan Pablo Bello, director of the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and lead investigator on the SONYC initiative. “Yet, most cities lack the resources for continuously monitoring noise, the technology for understanding how individual sources contribute to noise pollution, the tools to broaden citizen participation in noise reporting, and the means to empower city agencies to take effective, information-driven action. SONYC will help address these shortcomings.” The SONYC project will use a distributed network of both sensors and individuals for large-scale noise monitoring. During the project’s initial phase, expected to take one…

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