Social Cities

Humans are social animals: relationships are critical to our wellbeing. The Grattan’s Institute's report, Social Cities, argues that the way we build and organise our cities is crucial to the quantity and quality of social connection, which in turn is critical to our psychological and physical health. Of course many other factors also influence our levels of connectedness – from individual disposition to family situation – but some kinds of urban design can encourage social connection, while others may ‘build in’ isolation.

Soft Elements

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