Our team specializes in urban planning, design, engagement, and more.

Turning evidence into action

Based in Vancouver and Halifax, we work with cities, developers, and non-profits around the world to maximize the wellbeing impact of public spaces, streets, infrastructure, and housing.

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Power of placemaking research and engagement

Exploring the role that placemaking plays in supporting community wellbeing, with the Healthy Communities Initiative and Canadian Urban Institute.

Power of placemaking research and engagement
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Regina accessibility plan

Happy Cities and Meaningful Access Consulting are working with the City of Regina to create an Accessibility Plan, to ensure that everyone can participate fully in community life.

Regina accessibility plan
"Happy Cities was a dream to work with. The quality of research, analysis, written submissions and field work was consistently high. A true partner in our ambitious active transportation pursuits!"
Lisa Leblanc, Director of Engineering, City of New Westminster

We’ve built trust with clients around the world

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Let's build happier cities together.

Read the book that started it all

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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Explore our Happy Homes interactive tool

Use this interactive tool to understand how to build sociability through multi-unit housing design

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