The Resource Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design, Charles Montgomery

Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design, Charles Montgomery

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Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design
Title
Happy city
Title remainder
transforming our lives through urban design
Statement of responsibility
Charles Montgomery
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems lie in unlocking the secrets to great city living. This is going to be the century of the city. But what actually makes a good city? Why are some cities a joy to live in? As Charles Montgomery reveals, it's not how much money your neighbours earn, or how pleasant the climate is that makes the most difference. Journeying to dozens of cities - from Atlanta to Bogota to Vancouver - he talks to the new champions of the happy city to explore the urban innovations already transforming people's lives. He meets the visionary Colombian mayor who turned some of the world's most dangerous roads into an urban cycling haven; the Danish architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan towns to modern-day Copenhagen; and the New York City transport commissioner who turned the gridlock of Times Square into a place to lounge in the sun. Drawing on the lessons from their stories, from brain science, and from the fascinating realm of urban experimentation, Happy City offers solutions we can all use to improve our lives and shows that simple changes can make all the difference. Do we live in neighbourhoods that make us happy? Montgomery encourages us to ask without embarrassment, and to think intelligently about the answer."--Wheelers.co.nz
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
307.1216
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design, Charles Montgomery
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Happy city : transforming our lives through urban design, Charles Montgomery
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Copyright
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Originally published: 2013
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The mayor of happy -- 2. The city has always been a happiness project -- 3. The (broken) social scene -- 4. How we got here -- 5. Getting it wrong -- 6. How to be closer -- 7. Convivialities -- 8. Mobilicities I -- 9. Mobilicities II -- 10. Who is the city for? -- 11. Everything is connected to everything else -- 12. Retrofitting sprawl -- 13. Save your city, save yourself -- Epilogue: The beginning
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ocn903955957
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Dimensions
20 cm
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Edition
New format.
Extent
389 pages, 1 unnumbered page
Isbn
9780141047546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3274677
  • (OCoLC)903955957

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