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Author Montgomery, Charles, 1968-
Title Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design / Charles Montgomery.
Published New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
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 Floor3  HT166 .M5865 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition First edition.
Description 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject City planning -- Psychological aspects.
Urban beautification -- Psychological aspects.
City dwellers -- Psychology.
Environmental psychology.
ISBN 9780374168230 hardback
0374168237 hardback
9781429969536 (ebook)
0385669127 Cloth
9780385669122 Cloth
1846143209 Paper
9781846143205 Paper
OCLC number 812252801