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Save our Sounds: Trevor Cox presents the first of two programmes on the urban soundscape.

Explorations in the world of science.

Save our sounds: In the first programme, acoustician Trevor Cox joins a soundwalk in central London and explores the world of acoustic ecology. Trevor meets artists and city planners to discuss how sound influences our lives and affects our well being. Are cities getting noisier or is it just that we're losing the quieter places we once had – the back streets and urban squares where citizens can go for a respite from the wall of noise? How has the soundscape in London changed and what sounds are in danger of being lost in the future?

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Save our Sounds 2: Trevor Cox explores the urban soundscape of Hong Kong.

Explorations in the world of science.

Trevor Cox continues his exploration of the urban soundscape as part of the BBC’s Save our Sounds project.

Today, Trevor meets scientists from the Positive Soundscape Project attempting to influence the future sounds of our cities; and he travels to Hong Kong to meet artists campaigning to save the acoustic heritage of old neighbourhoods, under threat from for commercial redevelopment.

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