An article written by Kees Went. Went is a sound designer who specializes in soundscapes. He argues that a good strategy for the city at eye level must also take urban acoustics into account: the city at ear level.
“The sounds we experience can vary greatly from street to street and can influence the way we feel or perceive a location, a street, neighbourhood, or plinth. (…) A plinth with interesting activities often sounds good.”
Sidewalk cafes generate a rich texture of sound