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How a city's cacophony is created

Acoustic experts Dr Stephen Dance and Professor Bridget Shield talk to the BBC about some of the factors that add to the cacophony of city life.

Bridget Shield, who is Professor of Acoustics at London South Bank University, explained that the reflective surfaces of glass fronted high-rise buildings are a key factor in amplifying street level sounds.

Video journalist: Tom Beal

  • 18 Mar 2013