Who is it for?

The Happy City measurement tools are designed to be as useful to the most marginalised citizen as they are to the mayor.  This is how they can be used at every level:

Are you a Policy Maker or City Leader? – we offer practical and rigorous tools to guide policy and resources to the things that are proven to improve lives.  See how you are your city measures up with the Happy City Index.  Measure the wellbeing of your neighbourhoods and initiatives using the Happiness Pulse.  Understand and evaluate the policy impact of wellbeing using WellWorth.

Are you a Business? – We can help you to support wellbeing and resilience in the workforce – leading to lower absenteeism and staff turnover and greater productivity, creativity and team work.  Find out about our sectoral or organisational Happiness Pulse tools here, or demonstrate your social value with the WellWorth tool.  

Do you work in communities or run a Community Group or NGO? – Our tools give you the capacity to map wellbeing needs and strengths and evaluate and demonstrate the impact and social value of their work.  Measure your impact with the Happiness Pulse and demonstrate its wider impact with the WellWorth Tool.

For Individuals – measure, explore and learn more about routes to lasting wellbeing, strengthening your capacity to build your own resilience.  Take your Happiness Pulse today.


Happy City is a bold, ambitious initiative that represents a truly innovative, approach to creating a city oriented towards the happiness of its residents.

Charles Seaford, World Futures Council

Global Context

Leading experts across economics, psychology, sustainable development, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy and more – are demonstrating how measurements of wellbeing can be used effectively to assess progress. They reflect a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness as a criteria for policy.

From the World Happiness Report, to the OECD Better Life Index , to the Happy Planet Index , and the UK government’s Wellbeing work , there is an ever growing movement towards a new way of defining and measuring our progress, other than the mere accumulation of wealth or consumption.

Happy City is at the vanguard of this work at a local level, and its measurement and policy tools can support cities everywhere to make this shift together.

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