What does being independent mean? Can independence make you happier? Are we thinking the wrong way round when we try to get a work/life balance, or should we be trying to find a life first and then get work to fit around that? What does indepedence means for cities? Is it a culture we can work around and define us? Does it enrich our cityscape and lives? How do we emasure and "quality control" indepedence? Should we?