Read This: Happy City

Canadian journalist Charles Montgomery’s Happy City is an attempt to understand the various forces at work in our built environments through one over-riding idea. And what a great and important idea it is: Happiness. After all isn’t that really the ultimate aim of all effort around urban change; the pursuit of greater Happiness for all?…
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Thoughts from “How Cities Work: suburbs, sprawl and the roads not taken”

There have been so many excellent books about transport and planning come out in recent times: perhaps with Straphanger and Human Transit¬†the two most exciting books for 2012 in that respect (at least in my opinion). But the book I’ve been reading recently is a little older, first published in 2000 – called “How Cities Work: suburbs, sprawl and the roads not taken” by Alex Marshall.…
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