The Urbanist

Loneliness

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23 March 2017

Episode 284

30 minutes


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Cities are busy beasts but being constantly surrounded by people doesn’t necessarily prevent us from feeling lonely. The hustle and bustle of city life can be overwhelming, especially for newcomers – so what’s the best way to tackle urban loneliness?

23 March 2017

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Chapter 1

The psychology of loneliness

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Loneliness is a common feeling among city dwellers but how do you overcome it? Monocle’s contributor in Sydney, Zoe Ferguson, meets up with social psychologist Lisa Williams from the University of New South Wales to explore the question.

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Laptop friendly

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We examine a Serbian idea to combat the loneliness of the remote worker. Laptop Friendly is a network that aims to get freelancers working together in places that are happy to host them.

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Grandmother Goes to Work

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A Avó Veio Trabalhar, which translates to “Grandmother Goes to Work”, is a Lisbon-based project that aims to stimulate the entrepreneurial and creative ambitions of those residents older than 55.

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