Sound surrounds us. How we perceive and respond to our acoustical environments is key to our experience of a space. But for some reason, it is often the most overlooked element in the design process. Many designers consider the visual aspects of a building without considering impacts on the acoustic environment. Soundscapes, however, are crucial to developing our sense of place. How we interpret auditory sensations can lead to either positive or negative feelings regarding that specific place. I am particularly intrigued by how architectural acoustics can have an impact on urban spaces. It’s one thing to consider interior acoustics but by analyzing how these elements of sound work together, how can we, as designers, shape urban spaces through sound to create diverse acoustic environments? Which cities have acoustically successful spaces, and which do not? How do cities express musicality? The main objective of my research is to analyze the spatial qualities of the acoustic environments of different cities in the United States and Europe to identify how certain urban spaces can be improved to have more diverse and captivating soundscapes.