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Cities have power to influence human well-being, says Happy City author

Charles Montgomery’s Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Happy city: Vancouver-based journalist and urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery says, ‘The good news is that interventions aimed at making cities happier can also make them healthier, more efficient and wealthier.’

Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design, which is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, says he first got interested in the link between good urban planning and happiness when he took a bike ride through Bogotá, Colombia. He was chasing after the mayor, Enrique Peñalosa who, Mr. Montgomery says, had transformed the city in the name of happiness.

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Cities have power to influence human well-being, says Happy City author

Charles Montgomery’s Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.

Happy city: Vancouver-based journalist and urban experimentalist Charles Montgomery says, ‘The good news is that interventions aimed at making cities happier can also make them healthier, more efficient and wealthier.’

Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives through Urban Design, which is one of five books shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, says he first got interested in the link between good urban planning and happiness when he took a bike ride through Bogotá, Colombia. He was chasing after the mayor, Enrique Peñalosa who, Mr. Montgomery says, had transformed the city in the name of happiness.

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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