Ken Larsen's web site - Excerpts from "Happy City"


Excerpts from the book "Happy City - Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design" by Charles Montgomery (2013)

"Happy City" was recommended by Chapel Hill Town Council member Sally Greene.


Page 118

Density bonus must be earned.
Page 142

Affordable housing
Page 163

Small businesses
Page 168

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Page 186

Cul-de-sacs are bad
Page 218

Bike lanes
Page 235

Parks and greenways are good. 

Cross-town highways are bad.
Page 246

Affordable housing
Page 260

Sprawl cost cities money.
Page 263

Small business is better than big box stores.
Page 266

Portland fights sprawl.
Page 283

Form Based Code (FBC)
Page 291



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