Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
-Helen Keller-

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." (67653 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionA group of neighbors in Oakland tore down the fences in their backyard to make a common space. What's something small you can do to bring your neighborhood closer together? A block party this fall? Or a nice note dropped in someone's mailbox? Or...?



Quote Bulletin


Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Pablo Neruda

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 244,581 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Sep 26: One Teacher's Brilliant response to Columbine (9,809 reads) Sep 9: To Keep Company With Oneself (5,926 reads) Sep 3: The Politics of the Brokenhearted (4,347 reads) Sep 18: Betty Peck's Magic Mirror (3,925 reads) Sep 21: The Psychology of Self-Righteousness (8,831 reads)

More ...