Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Home Alone: Depression Highest for Those Living Alone

The number of people living on their own has doubled, over the last three decades, to one in three in the UK and US. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that the risk of depression, measured by people taking antidepressants, is almost 80% higher for those living alone compared to people living in any kind of social or family group. ScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2012)
This is the fault of Modernism and the followers of its ideology, planners, entrepreneurs, politicians, and most of all architects! Yesterday we published an essay at the PRI-blog explaining the connections:

Geospatial Analysis and Living Urban Geometry

Image: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880–1938).  A living urban geometry is the best medicine against loneliness. Unfortunately we see the failure of an entire discipline, the one of planners and architects. These modernists only know how to destroy the cityscape.

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