Dwellbeing: Finding Home in the City (Hardcover)
In recent times, we have all questioned whether we feel truly nurtured by where we live.
With 68 per cent of the world’s population predicted to live in cities by 2050, Dwellbeing is a call to stand firm on the seven pillars we cherish and so desperately need from our city homes: wilderness, nourishment, movement, connection, dwelling, imagination and love.
Claire Bradbury is the ultimate urban nomad: born in the South African bush, she has spent her life working and living in cities across the globe. As an environmentalist, sustainability expert and wellbeing advocate, she explores how we can change the story of our city homes to be about dwelling, rootedness and joy, rather than a relentless rat race. She has spoken to everyone from city dwellers, street artists and planners to chefs, DJs and architects around the world to unearth the everyday actions that have the power to enhance our lives. Dwellbeing celebrates the leaders, creators and urban heroes who are rewriting the script on urban living, helping us to make the shift from ‘smart’ to ‘lovable’ cities.
This beautiful book shows that, when it comes to reimagining our urban futures, everyone has a voice.
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.