My name is Joe and I am a Senior in the School of Architecture. I am also pursuing a certificate in Urban Studies. My passion lies in cities and all that they offer to us. However, as great as they may be, all cities have inherent problems that have festered through their years of development, and I aim to use my education to learn about and ideate modern ways to mitigate these problems. My work in the Form Finding Lab will be to study noise pollution and how it adversely affects certain socioeconomic communities in the NY/NJ Metro Area. I will be doing background literature reviews, ground research, and data collection as well as mapping my findings in GIS software. Through my research and mapping, I will help to identify the areas where we will implement and test our sound-absorbing technology in hopes to have a positive impact on the communities living there.