ABOUT HAPPY CITY
If you want to make the most of your street, your community or your city, you've come the right place. Happy City is all about bringing people together and helping them share what they know about increasing happiness.
Help needed for the Harbour Festival
We're organising and programming the whole amphitheatre area for the second year running, and have a cunning plan. Recruiting Agents of Happiness now... write to 'H' at Central Intelligence in Stokes Croft.
Web Improvements In Progress
Happy City is a highly ambitious initiative, with a vision to move the goalposts from 'stuff for stuff's sake, to life for life's sake - helping re-define 'The Economy' to focus on the things that really matter to people.
Many people around the world are working on this agenda, with strong interest from the UN down. After three years of practical development work, we're pretty confident that our initiative is the most advanced project in the adjustment of economic thinking in the world.
At the heart of our vision is The Happy City Index, which is no ordinary 'top down' measure, but a radical innovation that connects Big Picture information about the drivers of prosperity with LIVE data about what people are doing to flourish, and how they do it.
This current website is our stepping stone to the future - so if you're interested in Happy City, please enjoy what we're able to offer you here, and know there's something truly remarkable on the way!
On April 19th, Bristol became the first city in the UK to publish a HappyList in association with the national list produced by the Independent on Sunday. The list is as an antidote to the Times Rich List and endless 'celebrity' ratings.
THE HAPPINESS MAP OF BRISTOL
Happy City works to share the ideas, the projects and the opportunities in every part of the city that are helping build long lasting happiness for people and place. The map below shows some short films made by people behind a few of those inspirational activities through our Community Voice Project.
[Coming soon - interactive map links to a huge range of other projects and ideas via the Happiness Bank]