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How to Design Neighborhoods for Happiness

How to Design Neighborhoods for Happiness

Oct 15, 2013-- Over the past 40 years we've seen a shrinking sense of community in America and this writer points at the design of our neighborhoods as a key factor in how to bring us back together. He writes about the New Urbanism, an "architectural movement to build new communities (and revitalize existing ones) by maximizing opportunities for social exchange: public plazas, front porches, corner stores, coffee shops, neighborhood schools, narrow streets, and sidewalks." (62453 reads)

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