A guide to city planning

Haven’t written in a while so let’s start with this one; a simple book review.

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Happy City by Charles Montgomery

So let’s start with why this book is a must read for all town and city developers in Malaysia along with the citizens living in them.

Firstly, it explains how urban planning impacts peoples lives. It is necessary to point out that it argues about the need (or lack of need) for highways but more focus on public transport.

It also talks about how buildings are built, designed and how it impacts the people around it and those who live in it. Furthermore, it talks of the need to review our dependence on cars and roads, and instead look to walking, cycling and even streetcars and buses. Continue reading “A guide to city planning”