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This episode is all about Amsterdam sounds and soundscapes. Is Amsterdam a loud city? Also, what does it mean to be a loud city? Is it all about the decibels, or are other factors also shaping whether or not an urban sound is heard as a pleasure or a nuisance? Listen to our conversation with urban sociologist Edda Bild and find out.

The City Unfinished

Brought to you by an enthusiastic group of podcasting newbies, The City Unfinished is a podcast experiment that brings together urban researchers and residents around the political practices, tensions and challenges shaping our cities today. Its point of departure is the urban as a process; one that is continuously sharpening and shifting the tools and approaches we use to make sense of it. In this podcast, we explore some of the less travelled analytical routes into this process through informal interviews and open discussions, in which no-one has the figurative last word. 

This podcast is produced by Carolina Maurity Frossard, Anastasiya Halauniova, Elisa Fiore and Sarita Jarmack, and made possible by a Seed Grant awarded by the Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam. Sound editing, mixing and original soundtrack are by Luca Di Maio.