Durable Growth

Are we happy yet?

I’m not good at book reviews. A good reviewer should finish the book, cogitate upon the full extent of the thesis being argued, and then write about the complete book.

But I can’t finish a book before beginning my cogitation. I come across a chapter, a paragraph, or even a single idea that captures my […]

Durable Growth

Is happiness intertwined with place?

Downtown Winters

Can living in a well-designed place make us happy? Is contentment more a function of good design than of financial wealth? Have poorly designed places been sapping our satisfaction with life?

Author Charles Montgomery tackles those questions in his book Happy City. He begins with Enrique Penalosa, who in his term as […]