Measurement & Policy

Creating new measures of prosperity for all

Happy City’s suite of pioneering measurement and policy tools have the potential to transform how we approach urban living.  This unique set of tools support decision makers at every level of city life, to measure, understand and improve the wellbeing of people and place.

  • Happiness Pulse – Measuring the detailed reality of wellbeing in urban communities.  The Happiness Pulse is a world leading interactive survey getting to the heart of how people feel and function in their lives, work and communities.
  • Happy City Index Helping decision makers understand and assess the city determinants of wellbeing.  Happy City Index is a powerful progress report on the conditions for wellbeing at a city level which establishes the foundation for better decisions and use of resources for improving lives.
  • WellWorth Policy ToolAssessing the impact and cost benefits of wellbeing interventions across key policy areas .  The WellWorth tool converts wellbeing data into social & economic policy outcomes and demonstrates long-term worth and cost-effectiveness of wellbeing improvements on the wider city system (website available October 2016)

Together these tools enable and support systemic change, giving policy makers the capacity to make sense of complex relationships between local conditions and policy, helping future-proof organisations and cities for resilient urban living.   

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