Urban Planet: The Quiet Car

Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Cities can be very noisy places to live. As the decibels rise, from cell phone chatter, loud music, traffic and more, we tend to raise our voices to compete. Tim Kreider at the New York Times writes about how hard it can be for those who love the sound of silence. Especially, as it turns out, when you are simply too loud for those who love silence even more.

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