Behavioural economists have demonstrated that when it comes to maximizing utility–or what you and I might call happiness–we constantly fail to make the best decisions. We get it wrong as individuals, as city-builders, and as politicians. As my own region teetered on the brink of making some bad decisions, I had a chance to reflect on how we might choose a happier urban future, as part of TransLink/SFU ‘Rethinking Transportation’ series.
- Elderly people in Japan are getting arrested on purpose because prison is less lonely https://t.co/13nMytIWph via @SCMP_news, 2 hours ago
- Ba-bam! Happy mobility depends on road efficiency. that means priority for transit, people! https://t.co/qZijFkeU4r, 18 hours ago
- Can smart cities be happy cities? Yes, if we target equity, a la #LISC @lisc @AliAlAzzawi https://t.co/k40cfX6SKB, 18 hours ago