Stress and the City

Why cities make us ill. And why they are still good for us.

Original Title: Stress and the City

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 384 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in., 30 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-570-10270-1
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: May 9, 2017
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Rights sold to: China (Citic Press Corp.), Korea (Geuldam), Russia (Tochka)

Mazda  Adli - Stress and the City


How city life alters our psyche

Forecasts for 2050 say that about two-thirds of the world's population will be living in cities. Yet is it not precisely these cities, with their deafening noise, their hustle and bustle, their anonymity and the problem of isolation, not to mention exhaust fumes, that make us sick in body and soul?

The psychiatrist and stress researcher Mazda Adli has been looking into these issues for years within the "Stress in the City" project at the Charité in Berlin; he has developed a smartphone app to measure stress, has chosen an interdisciplinary approach for his book and argues in favour of the creation of places that are not built up so that in spite of high stress levels cities remain worth living in.

"If you ever congratulate yourself in Berlin, Paris, Tokyo or Chongqing on the victory of your own urban lifestyle you should read this freshly published, intelligently and vividly written book."

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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