SHAUGHNESSY COHEN CHARLES MONTGOMERY

EXCERPT -- Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Self-help experts insist that we all need to do inner work in order to improve our wellbeing. But new insights in psychology, economics and brain science suggest that our cities have the power to make or break our happiness. In Happy City I use these insights to explain how urban systems shape our behaviour and emotions in ways most of us never recognize.