Charles Montgomery: Cities as Engines of Happiness
One surprising side-effect of the Happy City method is that the features that make for a happier place are also better for our ecological footprint. By combining behavioral economics with psychology and urban design, Montgomery shows how the features that make cities become engines of happiness are also the most sustainable, environmentally responsible, and economically viable ways of organizing urban spaces. In fact, each of these elements support one another, while making life better downtown. With rich examples and compelling ideas, Charles Montgomery will walk you through one happy city after another, highlighting the ways that beauty, human connections, and environmental awareness can be balanced in the new laboratory for happiness: the city.