Contemporary Society

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Cities are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis

5:00pm | Wednesday 20 March 2013
£11 - £--1 Hour{related_entries id="evnt_loca"}Cities are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis{/related_entries}
About this Event:

More than half the world’s population live in urban centres and the numbers are only going to grow. Leo Hollis argues that this is not necessarily a bad thing and that living in cities can make us fitter, richer, smarter, greener, more creative, and even happier. He explores the slums of Mumbai, the recycling centres of Stockholm, secret dinner parties in Paris and rides buses in Latin America. Above all, he argues that cities are the greatest social experiment in history, built for people by people.

Hollis works in publishing and is author of two books on the history of London, The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London and The Stones of London: A History Through Twelve Buildings