Bummed Out? Blame It On Your City

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Season 19: Episode 27

Meditation - check. Yoga - check. Long-term therapy - check. Not so fast. Turns out, you can do all the inner work in the world, but if you live in a badly designed city, you are not going to be happy.

For more on the episode and our guests...


Charles Montgomery lives in Vancouver. He traveled the globe, and when he returned home he knew one thing: that the design of a city can help us believe that every human being is sacred. Montgomery is the author of Happy Cities: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Later on the programme, Sara Miles was a secular journalist. She had definite ideas about what religious people were like. Then one day, she landed on a church's doorstep and underwent a conversion. She wasn't a Christian and then, suddenly, at forty-six, she was one. Miles is the author of City of God: Faith in the Streets.

In Toronto, The Church of the Holy Trinity is snug up against the big mall, the Eaton Centre. Tapestry Producer Diane Eros joined Reverend Sherman Hesselgrave earlier this week on Ash Wednesday. Reverend Hesselgrave made his way through the streets, offering ashes to the devout - and the curious.

A woman on Toronto's Yonge Street  after receiving ashes from Rev. Hesselgrave

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