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[This chapter is an introduction to the book. It provides an overview of the following chapters and introduces the main ideas and themes of the investigation. This introduction familiarizes readers with the primary concepts, briefly mentioning how they fit together to advance a coherent line of...
[The conception of “wicked problems” can help us understand the challenges associated with many urban issues that exist now or will arise while building, rebuilding, or expanding cities. This chapter uses a recent case study in southern Nevada to grasp the latter's complexity. For instance,...
[While climate change can induce mental states such as anxiety, fear, stress, and depression, which affect our existence, other wicked problems such as vast social and economic inequalities that manifest in the urban environments do also. This phenomenon appears to be well entrenched in many...
[While the previous chapter began expanding the taxonomy of technologies so that their impacts on mental life surfaced, this one continues that process. It shows that to move forward, we need a conceptual model that identifies kinds of technology dissimilar from previous ones and qualifies as...
[Having established an account of saving technologies in the previous chapter, this one moves towards saving cities. This move’s motivation is to show that if the former can help increase positive mental states (love, joy, etc.) that create better mental lives, we can work towards meaningfully...
[While the preceding chapters laid out several of the theoretical and practical elements that come with saving technologies, the view showing how to create saving cities would benefit from additional explorations. This chapter does just that. It identifies some wicked technologies, and then it...
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