April 6, 2022

Shhh – Apr 27

A virtual forum examining the health enhancing benefits of quiet green spaces.  Quiet Parks and Quiet Spaces will address the health impacts of noise and the need for quiet spaces in urban parks, especially as density increases – in observation of the 27th annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Vancouver based Right to Quiet.

With Moderator CATHERINE EVANS (Vancouver): Park Board Commissioner 2014-2018

Wednesday, April 27

12 PM -1:30 PM (PT)




ARLINE L. BRONZAFT, Ph.D. (New York): Environmental psychologist;  Right To Quiet Board; Co-Founder The Quiet Coalition and INAD.



ULF BOHMAN (Sweden): Director of Urban Parks Quiet Parks International; City of Stockholm Guide to Silence

FRANCESCO ALETTA (UK/Italy): Research Associate at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, wrote NOISE chapter of United Nations Environment Programme UNEP Report “Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches”.

DAVID SADOWAY (British Columbia): faculty Geography and Environment Dept. Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC; urban planner and environmental manager; regional representative Quiet Parks International.

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