Vienna is one of the fastest growing metropolises in the German-speaking region, and all signs point to a continuation of this dynamic growth in the coming years.
Following on from Charles Montgomery’s book Happy City. Transforming our lives through urban design, Vienna reveals the essence of what it takes to make a city that promotes health and happiness. It is not simply a planning, architecture, urban design or engineering issue. It is all about shaping an urban environment that facilitates social interaction and develops a community.
It is a message that is as surprising as it is hopeful. By retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.
Montgomery places himself squarely on the side of...