In recent times, we have all questioned whether we feel truly nurtured by where we live. With 68 per cent of the world's population predicted to live in cities by 2050, Dwellbeing is a call to stand firm on the seven pillars we cherish and so desperately need from our city homes: wilderness, nourishment, movement, connection, dwelling, imagination and love.
Claire Bradbury is the ultimate urban nomad: born in the South African bush, she has spent her life working and living in cities across the globe. As an environmentalist, sustainability expert and wellbeing advocate, she explores how we can change the story of our city homes to be about dwelling, rootedness and joy, rather than a relentless rat race. She has spoken to everyone from city dwellers, street artists and planners to chefs, DJs and architects around the world to unearth the everyday actions that have the power to enhance our lives. Dwellbeing celebrates the leaders, creators and urban heroes who are rewriting the script on urban living, helping us to make the shift from 'smart' to 'lovable' cities.
This beautiful book shows that, when it comes to reimagining our urban futures, everyone has a voice.
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'Bradbury offers a timely reminder of why it is vitally important that we fall back in love with our cities, as habitats and hubs for the regenerative future we must create, for if we don't create that in cities, we won't create it at all.'-- Tony Juniper CBE
'Dwellbeing comes to us at the most critical of times. Bradbury gracefully articulates the very desperate need for "conscious living" vs the seemingly unconscious current human condition. Bradbury's wisdom, research and deep emotional intelligence help us realize what is at stake. Her plea for us to use our voices in shaping our urban future is an alarming and vital call to action. An essential read before it's too late.'-- Deborah Calmeyer
'Reminds us of the humanity that underpins our daily lives as urbanites.'-- Leo Johnson
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