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Conscious Design of Communities Makes for Happier People

Writing in Yes! Magazine in 2013, Jay Walljasper argued that “The way we design our communities plays a huge role in how we experience our lives.” His article, “How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness,” examined some ways conscious design of communities can influence the quality of life of residents. One example he gave is the simple sidewalk. Without it, …