Charles Montgomery

Founding Principal
Charles Montgomery is an award-winning author, urbanist and leader of interventions to improve wellbeing in cities around the world.

Charles’ acclaimed book, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, examines the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness. Collaborating with the Guggenheim Museum, Futurewise, the World Health Organization, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Congress of New Urbanism, among others, Montgomery has created experiments and design methods that help participants alter their relationships with their cities, and with each other. Among his numerous awards is a Citation of Merit from the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society for outstanding contribution towards the public’s understanding of climate change science. Charles is a member of the United Nations Sustainable Solutions Networks sub-council for Happy Cities.

Projects Charles has worked on

Global Happiness Policy Report: Happy Cities in a Smart World

Healthy Communities

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Granville Island 2040

Healthy Communities

Inclusive Engagement

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Wellbeing principles for British Land

Happy Homes

Healthy Communities

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Articles posted by Charles

Charles talks towers and sociability on the TV show 26 Minutes
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How can we make Vancouver happier?
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A Night of Social Experimentation At the Guggenheim
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