Description - Happy City by Charles Montgomery
What really makes a good place to live? Journeying around the world from Copenhagen to Bogota, Charles Montgomery shows that living in densely-populated cities can actually make us healthier, saner and happier people. Happy City will change the way you think about urban life. 'Eye-opening, pleasurable, utterly necessary.' Andrew Blum, author of Tubes 'Admirable, readable, stimulating. It raises issues most of us have avoided for too long.' Alan Ehrenhalt, The New York Times 'Excellent . . . a castigating argument for planning urban spaces around the thing they effect the most- people.' Will Dean, Independent 'Rare wit and erudition about the psychology of urban life. A wake-up call.' Nicholas Humphrey, author of A History of the Mind
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(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Charles Montgomery
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 one previous book, and was an original member of the BMW Guggenheim Lab.
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