How does the concept of Prosperity relater to Livability? Is it maybe the difference between the objective “view form Nowhere” versus the experience of the ‘Everyday?’
A unique global inquiry into wealth and wellbeing…
Still, how do we measure national happiness, well-being, and social capital as they relate to the way we plan our neighbourhoods, towns and cities?
One avenue is the Legatum Prosperity Index. “Wealth alone does not make for a happy and successful society. Happy citizens are produced as much by democracy, freedom, and entrepreneurial opportunity as they are by a growing economy.” Of note, this index tracks social capital as well, starting to value people’s connections and the higher levels of trust that result from frequent interactions.
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