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Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Why are some cities a joy to live in, and others chronically miserable? As award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, the answers lie in the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Journeying to dozens of cities - from Atlanta to Bogotá to Vancouver - he talks to the new champions of the happy city to discover the progressive movements already transforming people's lives. He meets the visionary Colombian mayor who used a "sexy" bus to ease status anxiety; a Danish architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan towns to modern-day Copenhagen; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their own lives by hacking the design of their neighbourhoods.
ISBN 13: 9780141047546 | ISBN 10: 0141047542
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