What makes a city happy? An intriguing interview with Charles Montgomery.

The shape and systems of cities really can boost or break happiness, although they do so in ways that most of us never imagine. In an age when people spend so much time and money on self-help, what we really need is city-help: programs that build health and wellbeing by understanding the relationship between our minds, our bodies and the places we inhabit. I also found a surprising link between human and environmental well-being. The doomsayers who insist that we need to sacrifice happiness to take on the urgent challenges of our time are wrong. The happier city can be not only easier on the planet, but a more convivial, empowering, healthy and fun place to live. So if we want to save the world, we should be focusing on building happier cities.

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