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Dwellbeing: Finding Home in the City

by Claire Bradbury

The History Press, 2021


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We may have fallen out of love with our city homes, but cities are still going to be essential dwelling places for a growing population. International sustainability and wellbeing advocate, Claire Bradbury explores what we need to do to fall back in love with the city, and find our city homes again. City life can be hard.

It can be stressful, costly, lonely, and even dangerous; making it difficult to tip the scale in favour of thriving, rather than just surviving. But it doesn't have to be this way. Dwellbeing calls us to stand firm on the seven pillars we love and so desperately need from our city homes: wilderness, nourishment, movement, connection, dwelling, imagination and unity.

For the first time, international sustainability expert and self-confessed urban nomad Claire Bradbury, explores the everyday actions that have the power to enhance our lives, and points to the leaders, creators and urban heroes around the world who are re-writing the script on city life. Dwellbeing encompasses her conversations with city dwellers and experts from all backgrounds, from street artists to planners, chefs to lawyers, and DJs to architects. This beautiful book shows that when it comes to re-imagining our urban futures, everyone has a voice; and that it is more than possible to create city homes that we all want to dwell in.

AUTHOR: Claire Bradbury is a sustainable futures specialist with a background in law and international development. Her work has taken her from the African bush, across Europe and Asia. She has worked on pioneering initiatives in The Household of HRH The Prince of Wales and at Action Sustainability, and she joined Carbon Intelligence in Spring 2021.

She is a passionate advocate for creating sustainable spaces that enhance the health of people and planet. When not working, she is often found up a mountain or in the bush.