Palaces for the people : how to build a more equal and united society

by Klinenberg, Eric,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 307.14 KLI
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Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  307.14 KLI
How can we bring people together?

Sociologist and best-selling author Eric Klinenberg introduces a transformative and powerfully uplifting new idea for health, happiness, safety and healing our divided, unequal society.

'This wonderful book shows us how democracies thrive' Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies Die

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 personal and collective wellbeing. 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 healthier, crime drops and commerce thrives, and peace, tolerance and stability take root.

Through uplifting human stories and an illuminating tour through the science of social connection, Palaces for the People shows that properly designing and maintaining this 'social infrastructure' might be our single best strategy for a more equal and united society.
Additional Information
Subjects Infrastructure (Economics) -- United States.
City planning -- United States.
Public spaces -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
Quality of life -- United States.
Publisher London :Vintage,2020
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: London: The Bodley Head, 2018.
Description 277 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-266) and index.
ISBN 9781784707514 (paperback)
1784707511 (paperback)
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