By Charles Montgomery
Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way in which we expect approximately city life.
After a long time of unchecked sprawl, extra humans than ever are relocating again to town. Dense city residing has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and source crises of our time. yet is it larger or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks and residence towers an development at the car-dependence of sprawl?
The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery reveals solutions to such questions on the intersection among city layout and the rising technology of happiness, in the course of a thrilling trip via a few of the world's so much dynamic towns. He meets the visionary mayor who brought a "sexy" bus to ease prestige anxiousness in Bogotá; the architect who introduced the teachings of medieval Tuscan hill cities to modern day long island urban; the activist who became Paris's city freeways into shorelines; and a military of yank suburbanites who've hacked the layout in their personal streets and neighborhoods.
Rich with new insights from psychology, neuroscience and Montgomery's personal city experiments, Happy City unearths how our towns can form our recommendations in addition to our habit. The message is as remarkable because it is hopeful: via retrofitting towns and our personal lives for happiness, we will be able to take on the pressing demanding situations of our age. The chuffed urban can shop the world--and we all will help construct it.