The Happy City
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11 June 2015
We bring you a special episode from this year’s congress of the Academy of Urbanism. With a focus on happiness and wellbeing, we met with architects, designers and urbanists to discover how to make the most of our cities.
11 June 2015
For Rachel Toms, well-planned cities are about more than parking spaces and decent bars (as important as these are). As leader of the Active by Design programme of the UK's Design Council, Rachel explains the impact of urban design on public health.
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Inspired by Enrique Peñalosa, the radical former Mayor of Bogotá, Charles Montgomery spent a decade researching how cities affect our happiness. He wrote up his findings in The Happy City and was the keynote speaker at this year’s conference.
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Sadie Morgan has recently been appointed Design Chair of High Speed Two, the proposed high-speed rail connection between London and Birmingham. She tells us why good design is crucial if the project is to reach its potential.
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