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Can better cities make us happier?

Where is the intersection between happiness and urban design? Knoxville Area Transit director Dawn Distler reviews Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery and answers several questions about her plans to improve Knoxville's mass transit system for a happier rider. (Recorded March 18, 2015)

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.