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Articles and Books I LOVED

I think and read about cities: what makes their inhabitants happier or healthier, how to make them work in the future (and how to actually take a shot of making them pleasurable as well as a productive place to live in). 

In order to be able to think, work and thrive, I also need to get things done effectively and love reading about how to do so. 

In this section of my blog, I would love to share things that are in my opinion worth reading, some that make you think, some that are useful, and some that are just plain awesome.

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I LOVED this read because it made me want to go outside and jump in puddles.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we really understood the benefits of enjoying our outdoors to the fullest. Urban spaces need to offer things to do, no matter the time of day, no matter the season.

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I LOVED this read because it explains clearly how we started using space differently during the 2019/2020 epidemic. 

The article introduced to me the notion of 3 spaces as described by Sociologist Ray Oldenburg in 1989: 1st place = home, 2nd place = work, 3rd place = public spaces which 'allow people to put aside their concerns and simply enjoy the company and conversation around them' (Oldenburg, 2000). The article goes on to explain how the COVID pandemic really stirred things up...