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Title:
Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design
Author:
Montgomery, Charles, 1968- , author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Physical Description:
358 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
"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"--
Language:
English
Contents:
Mayor of Happy -- City has always been a happiness project -- (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.
ISBN:
9780374168230

9780385669122

9781846143205
Format :
Book