Thursday 15 January 2015

Review: Happy City (Charles Montgomery)

Tom Vanderbilt, author of the seminal book Traffic, reviews the book Happy City by Charles Montgomery. He agrees with Montgomery's prescription for happy cities, but identifies a key barrier - that we have conflicting desires that pull us in different directions:

“Although it is true that most of us say we would prefer a walkable community to one that forces us to drive long distances,” Montgomery notes, “most of us also want to live in a detached home with plenty of privacy and space.”

Columbia Journalism Review: Human nature - Do conflicting desires prevent us from building happy cities
> Goodreads: Happy City (Charles Montgomery)

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