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Charles Montgomery



Average rating: 4.33 · 7,068 ratings · 805 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Happy City: Transforming Ou...

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The Shark God: Encounters w...

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The Spanish Redemption: Her...

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“The city is not merely a repository of pleasures. It is the stage on which we fight our battles, where we act out the drama of our own lives. It can enhance or corrode our ability to cope with everyday challenges. It can steal our autonomy or give us the freedom to thrive. It can offer a navigable environment, or it can create a series of impossible gauntlets that wear us down daily. The messages encoded in architecture and systems can foster a sense of mastery or helplessness.”
Charles Montgomery, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

“As much as we complain about other people, there is nothing worse for mental health than a social desert. A study of Swiss cities found that psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, are most common in neighborhoods with the thinnest social networks. Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living—worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding. The more connected we are with family and community, the less likely we are to experience colds, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and depression. Simple friendships with other people in one’s neighborhood are some of the best salves for stress during hard economic times—in fact, sociologists have found that when adults keep these friendships, their kids are better insulated from the effects of their parents’ stress. Connected people sleep better at night. They are more able to tackle adversity. They live longer. They consistently report being happier.”
Charles Montgomery, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

“We were born to move—not merely to be transported,”
Charles Montgomery, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

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