Charles Montgomery

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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, Charles 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.

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