The book, Together Again, will show how we can all rebuild the webs of care and trust that keep us strong. If you lost your
Charles Montgomery creates transformative conversations about cities, science and human well-being.
Charles is an award-winning author. He helps planners, city builders and regular people find new ways to see and change the world around them. He and his team also create participatory programs where people use their own cities as laboratories.
His latest book, Happy City, looks at how lessons from psychology, neuroscience and design activism can help all of us fix broken cities and improve our lives. (Read the review in the New York Times.)
My neighbour, Roger, was loitering in the foyer of St. James Square, a community hall on Vancouver’s bucolic West Side, when he spotted a flyer on the wall that kind of ruined his day.
A few years ago, a few dozen Vancouverites came together to tackle some of Vancouver’s greatest challenges. We wanted to create a village for ourselves, a place that would nurture friendships while shrinking our cost of living — and our greenhouse gas emissions.
American cities are experiencing a crisis of social disconnection, and urban design is part of the problem. On the one hand, people who live in