Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

Excellent article by Charles Montgomery over at the Guardian about what makes a city a great place to live.

A taster:

"There is a clear connection between social deficit and the shape of cities. A Swedish study found that people who endure more than a 45-minute commute were 40% more likely to divorce. People who live in monofunctional, car‑dependent neighbourhoods outside urban centres are much less trusting of other people than people who live in walkable neighbourhoods where housing is mixed with shops, services and places to work."

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