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Happy City

Happy City
Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957158
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Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - 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, really, are some cities a joy to live in? As writer and journalist Charles Montgomery reveals, it's not how much money your neighbours earn, or how spectacular the views from your windows are, or even how pleasant the climate is that makes the most difference. 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 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; the New York City transport commissioner who made out of the gridlock of Times Square a place where people could lounge in the sun; and the Californian mother with the super-commute who completely rethought her idea of the suburban dream for the sake of her son's health. These urban trailblazers, as well as the many other planners, engineers, grass-roots campaigners and ordinary citizens, offer a wealth of surprising lessons for the rest of us. From how saying hello to your neighbours is just as important to your sense of trust as contact with close friends and family, and how living close to parks makes us smarter, kinder and reduces local crime rates, to the importance of the 'magic triangle' rule, Happy City shows thatsimple changes can make all the difference. Charles Montgomery is a journalist and urban experimentalist from Vancouver, Canada. His writings on urban planning, psychology, culture, and history have appeared in magazines and journals on three continents. He is the author of two previous books, and is a member of the BMW Guggenheim Lab team.
Happy City
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Charles Montgomery
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-07 - Publisher: Penguin UK
Happy City is the story of how the solutions to this century's problems - from climate change to overpopulation - 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, really, are some
Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Charles Montgomery
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-12 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for
Happy City - How to Plan and Create the Best Livable Area for the People
Language: en
Pages: 318
Authors: Anna Brdulak, Halina Brdulak
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-04 - Publisher: Springer
This book presents multi-sector practical cases based on the author’s own research. It also includes the best practice, which could serve as a benchmark for the creation of smart cities. The global urbanisation index, i.e., the ratio of city dwellers to the total population, has been steadily increasing in recent
Aristotle's Best Regime
Language: en
Pages: 372
Authors: Jeff Chuska
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: University Press of America
Aristotle in his Politics devotes a large portion to his theory of the best regime. Renewed interest in this idea, along with scholarly disagreements on what Aristotle says, make this reading an important contribution to classical political studies. Chuska's approach is a defense of Aristotle's theory, showing it to be
English Alive
Language: en
Pages: 442
Authors: Alan Etherton
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Nelson Thornes
English Alive is a four-book series designed specifically to meet the needs of English students in Caribbean secondary schools. The series adopts a lively and exciting new approach to the study of English, helping students to become more confident in their use of English and ultimately succeed at their exam.
The Republic
Language: en
Pages: 369
Authors: Plato
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Yale University Press
A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.
History of Political Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 980
Authors: Leo Strauss, Joseph Cropsey
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various philosophers, this third edition has been expanded significantly to include both new and revised essays.
Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Republic
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Robert Mayhew
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"The first five chapters of the second book of Aristotle's Politics contain a series of criticisms leveled against Plato's Republic. ... Mayhoew demonstrates that within this criticism Aristotle presents his views on an extremely fundamental issue: the unity of the city and the proper relationship between the individual and the
The Happy City
Language: en
Pages: 189
Authors: Elvira Navarro
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Hispabooks
Two nouvelles form this award-winning book by a writer featured in Granta's 2010 issue "The Best of Young Spanish-language Novelists."
Paper Tangos
Language: en
Pages: 124
Authors: Julie M. Taylor
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Duke University Press
In PAPER TANGOS, classically trained dancer and anthropologist Julie Taylor examines the poetics of the tango, while recounting a life lived crossing the borders of two distinct and complex cultures. Drawing parallels among the violence of the Argentine Junta, tango dancing, and her own life, Taylor weaves the line between