Policymakers around the world are embracing wellbeing as a legitimate and necessary goal. Jurisdictions from Bhutan to France to the United Nations have adopted happiness indices to help guide development and economic policy. Cities need to catch up.
How can you bring happiness into your own urban work? In Happy City’s in-person and remote workshops, we help participants master a new framework for incorporating wellbeing principles into design, policy and systems planning.


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