What We Do

Communities should make it easy for everyone to live a healthy lifestyle.

Too many neighbourhoods are designed in ways that corrode people’s health and happiness.

We combine robust evidence, public engagement and global experience to help create happier, healthier and more inclusive communities. Together, we can build sustainable places that are walkable, safe, social and welcoming for everyone.

Planning + Design

We harness evidence, engagement and design excellence to co-create pragmatic masterplans, policies and strategies that maximize human wellbeing.

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National Policy for Happier, Healthier Communities in the United Arab Emirates

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Clear Creek School District: Community wellbeing audit

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Streets for People in 2020

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Research

We leverage more than 15 years of research on the intersection of community design and wellbeing. Our wellbeing metrics, guidelines and tools help our clients become leaders in happy community design.

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Can technology make our commutes happier?

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Walking is economic growth

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Stories

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How do you help an entire nation build happier communities?

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Education

We deliver presentations and workshops that empower design teams to use the wellbeing approach, and inspire stakeholders to embrace transformative change.

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Collaborative wellbeing audit in Mexico City neighbourhood

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Happy, healthy cities workshop

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Happiness, health and shareholder value

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