Happy City Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic ...

Step Into Nature

Author: Patrice Vecchione
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476772932
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1 I know just the feeling. It can be a matter of forcing myself sometimes because
of inertia or a frightfully long list of things to do, but getting out the door is always
worth it. On a similar note, Charles Montgomery's book, Happy City: Transforming
Our Lives Through Urban Design, documents that people in cities are happier
when they pass by small parks. Montgomery writes, “Green space in cities
shouldn't be considered an optional luxury. It is a crucial part of a healthy human

Advances In Experimental Social Psychology

Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128024720
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Happy city: Transforming our lives through urban design. New York: Farrar,
Straus and Giroux. Morewedge, C. K., Shu, L. L., Gilbert, D. T., & Wilson, T. D. (
2009). Badriddance or good rubbish? Ownership and not loss aversion causes
the endowment effect. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45(4), 947–
951. Mrkva, K., Walker, J., & Van Boven, L. (2014). Experiential purchases and
the endowment effect, manuscript in preparation. Myers, D. G. (1990). The pursuit
of happiness.

Retail Design

Author: Otto Riewoldt
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
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That is the central question in our contemporary search for meaning.' ln his latest
publication Kulissen des Glucks ['Staging Happiness'] he analyses the various
urban or semi-urban settings created to produce these sensations: They are
consciously constructed facades, which are filled with life by suppliers and
consumers. They are there to generate a beautiful experience, a moment of
happiness.' Creating a stage set, an arena for experience, the integration of
shopping and ...

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The purpose of the conference was to bring together leaders in Government,
business, planning, design, and social action to explore methods for conserving
Older neighborhoods of Special urban character and function within a framework
of planned change. Through panel discussions and workshops, participants
studied the legislative, economic, political, and administrative tools to support the
contribution of neighborhoods to stable city life. My remarks follow: REMARKS

Congressional Record

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Participants included city, State, and Federal Government administrators and
legislators concerned with urban planning, preservation and economic
development; architects and planners, economists and sociologists, lawyers,
developers and bankers: leaders of community, ... to support the contribution of
neighborhoods to stable city life. ... There is no better place to begin this process
than by transforming our deteriorating inner city neighborhoods into attractive,
inviting places to live.


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The search for sustainable city form has become — even if we don't know it by
that name — a central, fitful but never ending aspect of our public and private
lives. The shift from blind exploitation to symbiotic ... But only those places that
touch our hearts — that are both happy and sustainable — will impel us. Notes 1.
Before the theory of limits was ... Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1984), 59-60. Donald
Appleyard and Allan Jacobs, "Toward an Urban Design Manifesto," IURD
Working Paper ...


Author: E. Gene Frankland
Publisher: Dushkin Publishing Group
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Oslo used some of this money to reroute a har- borside highway through a new
tunnel, which gave the city a waterfront pedestrian plaza that's become a favorite
hangout for local residents. London ... Being able to get around by strolling,
biking or taking a train without always dodging trucks and cars enhances urban
life in ways that are hard to imagine until you've experienced them. ... The
environment is not the only victim of this all-for-the- auto way of designing our

The Contemporary Town

Author: International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design
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International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design. And this is also a
notion of what is Sienese. It implies the already mentioned concept of density and
perhaps could suggest another way of comprehension of the Sienese reality.
Even though what follows could seem contradictory with this idea of
conglomerate, it is not, for we could understand the city of Siena also as a result
of a kind of continuous craftmanship along the time. Solely from a craftsman' point
of view can we ...