Design Museum Boston

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It was a true pleasure to have Christine McLaren speak at Design Museum Boston’s Summer Series.  Christine’s talk was informative, witty, and fun; capturing the attention and imagination of our audience as she outlined the impact urban design can have on human happiness. Through interesting anecdotes, scientific studies, and real numbers she successfully linked the design of our cities to our quality of life and sense of joy. Continue reading

International Making Cities Livable conference

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Charles Montgomery gave a terrific talk, getting back to the absolute fundamentals of true urbanism—people! Through a heady mix of anecdote, data and humor, he brought to life our essential task in making cities healthy and livable—enhancing social life, and thus making people happy. Charles was a refreshing voice for architects, planners and city officials. Continue reading

United Way

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Head, heart and hands: Charles Montgomery covered it all! His energetic, humorous and thought-provoking presentation on people transforming their communities really inspired our United Way campaign volunteers. His heartfelt enthusiasm for people giving of their time to build strong social connections really struck a chord with these everyday heroes, galvanizing them to go out and help build a better community for everyone. Continue reading

Mike Savage, Mayor of Halifax

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Charles Montgomery offers a convincing, cogent argument for using happiness as an urban design lens. During his time in Halifax, Charles provided constructive ideas and thoughtful comments to help our city achieve its potential as a place where people can experience the best of what urban life has to offer. He is a passionate and effective speaker and folks here loved what he had to say. Continue reading

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