The Joy Experiments: Reimagining Mid-sized Cities to Heal Our Divided Society

The Joy Experiments: Reimagining Mid-sized Cities to Heal Our Divided Society

The Joy Experiments: Reimagining Mid-sized Cities to Heal Our Divided Society

The Joy Experiments: Reimagining Mid-sized Cities to Heal Our Divided Society

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Overview

A new perspective on developing shared joy in urban spaces.

Our divided society is quickly reaching crisis level. We are no longer able to sustain social and economic prosperity nor ensure democracy. Fuelling this crisis is a growing sense of social isolation caused by the divisive nature of social media and the decline of infrastructure that used to bring communities together.

But there is hope for rebuilding our collaborative society, and it is found in our mid-sized urban areas. These towns and cities offer a scale that can tangibly change the quality of our lives and an intimacy that allows us to influence what our communities can become. Changing cities can change the world!

In The Joy Experiments, real estate developer Scott Higgins and creative mind Paul Kalbfleisch use their own mid-sized city-building experiences to present a new way for citizens to engage with their city, and an urban planning strategy that prioritizes infrastructure for the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459754348
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 06/04/2024
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Scott Higgins is a passionate business and community builder who, as president of HIP Developments, Inc., plays a leadership role in the evolution of the Region of Waterloo in southern Ontario. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario.

Paul Kalbfleisch is a writer, visual artist, business leader, and creative collaborator who places himself in the middle of projects that require strong vision and imaginative design. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.
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