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Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society

Palaces for the People: How To Build a More Equal and United Society (Hardback)

By Klinenberg, Eric

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How can we bring people together? In Palaces for the People professor Eric Klinenberg presents a simple but transformative idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society. Too often we take for granted and neglect our libraries, parks, markets, schools..., playgrounds, gardens and communal spaces, but decades of research now shows that these places can have an extraordinary effect on our health and wellbeing and that of society as a whole. Why? Because wherever people cross paths and linger, wherever we gather informally, strike up a conversation and get to know one another, relationships blossom and communities emerge - and where communities are strong, people are safer and more stimulated and lead happier, more active lives. Through uplifting human stories, Palaces for the People shows that, properly designed and maintained, this `social infrastructure' demonstrably increases health, reduces crime, fosters tolerance and stability and, in emergencies, saves lives - more efficiently than any single other strategy yet devised.
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ISBN 9781847924995
Released NZ 18 Oct 2018
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781847924995
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint The Bodley Head Ltd
Released 18 Oct 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Klinenberg, Eric
Category Communication Studies
Social & Political Philosophy
Sociology, Social Studies
Social Institutions
Urban Communities
Urban & Municipal Planning
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 307.14
Weight 499g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Community development, Social interaction, Equality
NBS Text Social Studies: General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;General/trade