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Designed to support transition to a wellbeing economy at organisational and community scale

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'Happy City’s Thriving Places Index is a brilliant tool for debating what we think matters most in our lives, exploring just how different parts of the UK are doing, and asking why there are such vast differences between them. This is just the kind of metric needed to steer us wisely through the 21st century.'- Kate Raworth - Economist and Author of Doughnut Economics
'The Thriving Places Index and the work of Happy City gives government, policy-makers, public services and people an exciting alternative to measuring Gross Domestic Product as the only marker of well-being.'- Sophie Howe - Future Generations Commissioner, Welsh Government
'Debate about our communities’ progress still – far too often – focuses on the richness of our economies, not our lives. Happy City's Thriving Places Index challenges that, and rightly so!'- Jon Hall - Policy Specialist, UNDP Human Development Report
'This is a dynamic project to get people and their politicians to focus on the things that really matter, for us today and for future generations.'- Jonathon Porritt - Founder Director, Forum for the Future
'The Thriving Places Index is a huge step forward in being able to measure whether our work is having an impact, and what we need to rethink to really improve the lives of citizens.'- Karen Creavin - CEO, The Active Wellbeing Society
'At last - a vision of our living-places that puts people first. It fills me with hope, inspiration and energy. Brilliant, vital and long overdue!'- Emma Thompson - Actor, Writer and Activist