Domingo, 2 de Dezembro de 2007

Good Urban Design

Good Urban Design : What does urban design have to do with happiness? More than you might think.“ The data strongly suggests that real community and real friendships are important keys to happiness,” says Post. “Some cities make that possible in ways that others don’t.” Post explains how urban design can facilitate social interaction—or work against it. “Forty years ago, neighbourhoods had sidewalks, front porches, and parks—geographical opportunities for people to be socially engaged,” he says. “In many communities today, we are lacking these things. We don’t know our neighbours anymore. We just get into our car pods and never see anyone. We no longer have the opportunity to stumble upon happiness by being good neighbours in our communities.” Good urban design and effective mass transportation can also determine how much time we spend commuting to work, and how much time we spend behind the wheel of a car running errands—both of which ultimately impact the amount of time we have for joyfully engaging with friends, family, and community.


por Jorge, Sérgio, Tiago às 13:02
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