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The modern world was meant to make us more connected. But, increasingly, it seems to be making us unhappier and more isolated. Helen Kerr, a landscape architect, master plan expert and principal at Isthmus, explains how good urban design and compact communities can limit loneliness and increase happiness.

Urban design

Isthmus, the multidisciplinary design studio behind public projects as diverse as Auckland’s planned neighbourhood Hobsonville Point, the development of the New Plymouth foreshore, and the extension of Wellington’s Oriental Bay, release 'Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City.', an immaculate book showcasing a selection of its work on the occasion of the studio's 27th anniversary.