infrastructure sound sustainability

Kailani Tamisin

Sound recording of sneakers stepping on pinecones at the Proctor Creek Greenway. The crushing of pinecones is the primary sound of the soundscape, however, cicadas can be heard chirping faintly in the background as a secondary sound. The hollow crunch of the pinecones offers a reassuring and satisfying response to every step, encouraging self awareness for walkers on the trail as they hear the crushing of the pinecones beneath them. Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder and a Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone.

Angel Gomez
Kwanza Hall
Rubin Park

Sound recording of bicycle bell rung by Kwanza Hall on the Proctor Creek Greenway (PCG). Recorded with Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone. The bright, almost shrill chirp of the bell cuts through the otherwise serene soundscape of the PCG. Despite not conforming with the rest of the soundscape, however, it is nevertheless part of the welcoming culture of the PCG as it is the sound of multiple people and multiple methods of transportation interacting—it is the sound of a biker warning those on foot that s/he is approaching. It is additionally a sound of the safe pathway within the PCG itself as the ringing of a bicycle bell warns everybody on the path to be alert such that no accidents happen.

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Elizabeth Williamson
Noelle Pickard
Lauren Zhou
Benjamin Koehler
Jason Zhou

Sound recording of cicadas above Proctor Creek near the Proctor Creek Greenway, recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone. Voices of students and the bubbling of the creek are faintly audible in the background.  The rise and fall of this sound contributes to the welcoming culture of the Greenway, reminding visitors of their natural environment in contrast to the sounds of the nearby city.

Diana Omomehin

Sound recording of stomping on gravel next to the paved pathway of the Proctor Creek Greenway. This off-road terrain creates a more natural feel to the Proctor Creek Greenway. Individuals who want to experience more of a modern hike, ride a bike, or a skateboard can take the paved path, but people who want a true hiking experience can walk on the gravel. The sound of gravel crunching can be heard with the slight sound of the soil in the background.  of leaves and gravel crunching can be heard with the steady beat of feet hitting the soil underneath. This sound shows that all people can experience the natural serenity of the Proctor Creek Greenway. Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone.

Annabel Luong

This is a recording of the wire bridge at the beginning of the Proctor Creek Greenway as it is being struck with our hands. The low rumble of a lawn mower can be heard in the background. The sturdiness of the bridge evokes a sense of safety as one crosses it, and its smooth transition to the trail is indicative of a safe pathway. Recorded with a Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser. 

Ben Koehler
Noelle Pickard
Elizabeth Williamson
Jason Zhou
Lauren Zhou

Sound recording of a leaf blower on the beginning section of the Proctor Creek Greenway, recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone. This blower's nearly overwhelmingly loud rumble acts a deterrence to visitors and negatively affects the Greenway's welcoming culture.

Ben Koehler, Noelle Pickard, Elizabeth Williamson, Jason Zhou, Lauren Zhou

Sound recording of a peaceful, late-morning walk along West Side Atlanta's Proctor Creek Greenway, with the sounds of birds singing. Also included are sounds made by a backpack rubbing against polyester athletic shorts. The warm songs of the birds welcome visitors to continue walking along the pathway to explore where it leads to. Recorded with Sony PCM-M10 recorder and an Electro-Voice RE50B omnidirectional dynamic microphone.

Daisy Zhou

Proctor Creek Greenway and its lush greenery provide a temporary escape from the busy streets of Atlanta, as the natural sounds of birds chirping and footsteps can be heard in the background. Yet, the sound of the airplane flying over in the audio recording is a gentle reminder of how close the trail is to the city. With Emerald Corridor Foundation's future plans and its close proximity, the Greenway will be accessible to and from the heart of Atlanta, creating a safe pathway between itself and Georgia Tech's Kendeda Living Building. Recorded with the Zoom H5 Recorder and Rode NTG2 Shotgun Condenser Microphone. 

Khalil Keyton

Recorded sound of birds and cicadas at the Proctor Creek Greenway in Atlanta Georgia. Though the birds and cicadas are the main subject in the audio, there are signals such as wind, walking and talking that add to the soundscape of the audio. These sounds create a welcoming culture for the Proctor Creek Greenway. These natural sounds act as an escape from the busy Atlanta and allow people to relax and thrive. Recorded with Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser microphone. 

Bella Savell

Sound recording of frogs chirping inside a water grate in a marshy ditch next to the Proctor Creek Greenway path while an airplane flies over the forest. Hearing the frogs exemplifies the welcoming culture of the PCG in that visitors’ senses are filled with natural sensations instead of those from the city. Recorded with Zoom H6 recorder and Rode NTG2 shotgun condenser.