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30 March 2017
How can we improve the way we interact with our cities? This week we explore a ‘sensory’ waterfront in Seattle, hop on a smelling tour of Austria’s capital and ask if Lisbon is tackling noise as it should.
30 March 2017
For hundreds of years, Seattle’s waterfront has been tricky to get to, with industrial buildings and cruise-ship terminals blocking views of the water. Now, the city has a plan to change the sensory experience of the waterfront.
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There’s more to cities than meets the eye – at least that’s the idea behind the smelling tour of Vienna. Participants are encouraged to sniff kebabs, breathe in the sweet aroma of chocolate wafers, experience the sour whiff of beer brewing and much more.
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Bars open until 03.00, tourist tuk-tuks speeding through the streets, amplified music everywhere and constant, under-regulated building works. While new laws are now limiting late-night music in the city’s venues, some feel these are not enough to curb the Portuguese capital’s sensory onslaughts.
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