Groundbreaking happy streets experiment coming to Vancouver!

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Around the world, city streets are being transformed into better places to walk, socialize and celebrate. People are trading dead street edges and dangerous asphalt for vibrant sidewalks, parklets and plazas that are expressions of new ideas about human happiness. But how do these changes influence the way we feel and treat other people? If we want to keep these wonderful spaces, we need evidence about how these interventions influence… Continue reading

The Happy City Experiment with Q Ideas

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"The Happy Cities Experiment" – Omar Dominguez from Regent College on Vimeo. Omar Dominguez, Happy City’s Director of Operations and Sustainability, shared our ideas on the Happy City experiment in an engaging talk at Regent College. This talk was part of the first-ever Q Commons event in Vancouver, and was held on September 24, 2015. Q Commons, an event organized by Q Ideas based in New York City, convenes local leaders… Continue reading

Charles talks towers and sociability on the TV show 26 Minutes

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26 Minutes, a Chinese TV station, interviews Charles Montgomery in his hometown of Vancouver, BC. Listen to Charles discuss the importance of walkable connected places, good public transit and the negative social consequences of living in tall socially isolating towers. Promoting instead walkable mixed use urban developments that foster positive trust building social encounters. 26 Minutes, Part II Continue reading

Happy City interview in Vienna

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While in Vienna for Walk 21 Charles Montgomery shared some thoughts in an interview about what makes cities healthy, happy and livable. Charles discussed two of the most “livable” cities in the world – Vienna and Vancouver – what makes them such livable cities, what they can learn from each other, and what challenges they face in the future. Continue reading