Happy Homes Interactive Toolkit

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

Modern cities are facing a crisis of social disconnection.

The way we design multi-family housing can nurture local social connections and trust. We’ve gathered evidence from psychology, neuroscience, public health and other fields to identify how design influences sociability in multi-family housing.

Use this visual toolkit to identify principles, strategies and actions to boost social wellbeing in multi-family housing.

Learn more about the crisis of social disconnection here.


This toolkit was created with support from BC Housing Building Excellence Research & Education Program, The School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia, Mitacs, RNL Design, Museum of Vancouver and dozens of idea contributors.

Learn more about the crisis of social disconnection here.

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