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.

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