Charles Montgomery, Happy City’s founding principal, is an award-winning author, urbanist and leader of transformative experiments, research and interventions for wellbeing in cities. His acclaimed book, Happy City, Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, examines the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Collaborating with the Guggenheim Museum, Futurewise, Laboratorio para la Ciudad and other entities, Charles has created experiments and design methods that help participants alter their relationships with their cities, and with each other. Among his numerous awards is a Citation of Merit from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society for outstanding contribution towards the public’s understanding of climate change science. Charles is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Solutions Networks sub-council for Happy Cities.
- We just helped a country create new rules for building happier residential communities. Excited to see how this sha… https://t.co/BlH6b3kvAg, Jan 15
- Fantastic analysis of modern anger culture: “My anger has become a burden,” writes @cduhigg. “Perhaps yours has too… https://t.co/vrOz0jrREF, Jan 15
- Redesigning Cities to Support Seniors Stuck in Suburban Sprawl via @TheTyee https://t.co/EFWANwkM8L, Jan 14