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.