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Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design

Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A journalist travels the world and investigates current socioeconomic theories of happiness to discover why most modern cities are designed to make us miserable, what we can do to change this, and why we have more to learn from poor cities than from prosperous ones"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Montgomery
ISBN: 9780374168230 0374168237 0385669127 9780385669122 1846143209 9781846143205 9780374534882 0374534888
OCLC Number: 812252801
Description: 358 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The mayor of Happy --
The city has always been a happiness project --
The (broken) social scene --
How we got here --
Getting it wrong --
How to be closer --
Convivialities --
Mobilicities I: how moving feels, and why it does not feel better --
Mobilicities II: freedom --
Who is the city for? --
Everything is connected to everything else --
Retrofitting sprawl --
Save your city, save yourself --
Epilogue: the beginning.
Other Titles: Transforming our lives through urban design
Responsibility: Charles Montgomery.
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From how saying hello to neighbours is just as important to your mental health as contact with close friends and family, to how gardens make us kinder, and how simple changes in road design can alter  Read more...

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Excellent ... Montgomery believes in the importance of smart town planning and Happy City is a compendium of its major ideas ... It's a castigating economic, social, moral and environmental argument Read more...

 
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