CNU XV Blog, Part 2: birdies
I walked from South Philly to the Lowes, and the one noise that really grabbed me was: the birds. When my brother visited me in Philadelphia a couple of years ago, he asked his daughter, "Wouldn't you rather be at home [in suburbia] with the birdies tweeting?" But on the street I walked on, I heard the birdies as loudly as in any suburb. Cities can coexist quite well with [audible] animals as long as they are not overwhelmed by car noise. Thus, a walkable city is more in tune with nature than a suburb overwhelmed by fast traffic.
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