Background Illustrations provided by: http://edison.rutgers.edu/
Finally, just finished reading this book. Such a mind-arousing and resourceful one.
Less is happy. Less commute time, less carbon footprint, less social exclusion and segregation equal to happier life.
"We build the happy city by pursuing it in our own lives and, in doing so, pushing the city to change with us. We build it by living it."
The link below has a list of big ideas that the book sparks.
http://populus.ca/plan/2014/09/03/let-the-happy-city-grow-you/

Finally, just finished reading this book. Such a mind-arousing and resourceful one.

Less is happy. Less commute time, less carbon footprint, less social exclusion and segregation equal to happier life.

"We build the happy city by pursuing it in our own lives and, in doing so, pushing the city to change with us. We build it by living it."

The link below has a list of big ideas that the book sparks.

http://populus.ca/plan/2014/09/03/let-the-happy-city-grow-you/

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ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighborhoods and support high-quality transit.

This is how you do walkability.

thisbigcity:

ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighborhoods and support high-quality transit.

This is how you do walkability.