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Happy City is an urban planning, design and research firm. We turn evidence into action for healthier, happier and more inclusive communities.

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We use design, evidence and inclusive engagement to create places that work better for everyone.

Turning evidence into action

We’ve worked with nations, cities, developers and non-profits around the world to build happier, healthier and more inclusive communities.

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Explore the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, with stops in some of the world’s most dynamic cities.

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It’s time to re-happy the city!

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It’s time to re-happy the city!
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Can we design pandemic-proof cities?

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Can we design pandemic-proof cities?
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The psychological tricks designers use to make cities happier places

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The psychological tricks designers use to make cities happier places

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