This section presents some examples of quiet façades and quiet areas (and non-quiet areas).
- Example 1, Quiet side of a building in the Netherlands (with interviews!)
- Example 2, Example of quiet façades in Gothenburg
- Example 3, Amsterdam bike & walk tour
- Example 4, Paris bike & walk tour
- Example 5, New York bike & walk tour
- Example 6, Amsterdam noise policy and examples of quiet sides and quiet areas
- Example 7, Gothenburg noise policy and quiet façades
- Example 8, Birds in the urban soundscape
From the examples 3-5, a general "picture" of noise in a city emerges (see Fig. 1):
- noise levels are high near busy streets and in noisy quarters,
- noise levels are lower in quiet urban areas: parks, quiet residential quarters, and quiet courtyards.
Parks and quiet courtyards are well-known quiet areas in cities. However, quiet residential quarters should not be ignored as important quiet areas in cities. Figure 2 shows an example of a quiet residential quarter in Amsterdam.